Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes

Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes: We've got to figure out a way that we give a private sphere for our public leaders. We're not gonna get the best people in public life if we don't do that.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Quote: That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment.
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Quotes about Doris Kearns Goodwin: While its [Harvard's] undergraduate life was still controlled [in 1908-1912] by a select group of rich and fashionable families whose sons merely arrived when they were due to fill the places that had been waiting for them from the day they were born, it was, at the same time, opening its doors to a more cosmopolitan student population and beginning to take the first tentative steps toward mitigating the evils of a pyramidal social system that concentrated all its social honors upon the rich and the wellborn.
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Quote about Doris Kearns Goodwin: I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Sayings: The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Saying: I wish we could go back to the time when the private lives of our public figures were relevant only if they directly affected their public responsibilities.
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