Tolerance, good temper and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long.
- E. M. Forster
Poignant.In spite of differences of opinion with him in some areas, I consider TR a Giant and one of my favorite people ever to hold the office of President.
And he never spoke her name again.
His mother Mittie died of typhoid fever on the same day, at 3 am, some eleven hours earlier, in the same house. There are some things that would break most people.
I just finished the audiobook version of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt during a long-ish road trip. I hadn't realized (or maybe hadn't remembered) that this took place on Valentine's Day. I highly recommend the book, by the way.
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