Had I been present at the creation I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. --Alphonso X, the Learned, 1252-84, King of Spain
To Harry S. Truman, "The captain with the mighty heart"
Apologia Pro Libre Hoc, "Pen, ink and paper," John Adams confided to his diary in 1770, "and a sitting posture are great helps to attention and thinking."
Chapter One, In September 1939, soon after the war broke out in Europe, a bitter debate engulfed the United States.
I am happy to greet my comrades of President Truman's State Department with this affectionate appellation and assure them, as they look back upon their service under his leadership during those puzzling and perilous times, that they played a vital role in setting the main lines of American foreign policy for many years to come and that they may feel in their hearts that it was nobly done.