Words of Wisdom from a Great Lady


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It’s important to note that no one knows for sure if this actually comes from Mrs. Roosevelt, and the quote itself is often attributed to Admiral Hyman G. Rickover. Though Admiral Rickover was overhead speaking these words, he never claimed to be the original author, saying on the 28th November 1959′s edition of The Saturday Evening Post, that it came from an “unkown sage.”

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4 Responses to Words of Wisdom from a Great Lady

  1. Yeah, as I read the text, I thought, does it really matter exactly who said it? Isn't that kinda the point of the comment?
    Not to say that citation and credit aren't relevant or important. But spending any amount of time tracking that particular quote diminishes from it.