Doris Kearns Goodwin: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Doris Kearns Goodwin Quotes 

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Doris Kearns Goodwin quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Doris Kearns Goodwin’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Doris Kearns Goodwin made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Doris Kearns Goodwin

As a professor at Harvard, DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN developed an interest in leadership more than half a century ago. LBJ’s experiences working in the White House and helping him with his memoirs led her to write the bestselling book “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She followed up with “No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II,” which won the Pulitzer Prize. She won the Lincoln Prize for the runaway bestseller “Team of Rivals,” the basis for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln,” and the Carnegie Medal for the bestselling book, “The Bully Pulpit,” about Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Her home is in Concord, Massachusetts.

Born: January 04, 1943, Brooklyn, New York, The United States
Twitter: DorisKGoodwin
Genre: History, Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

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Popular Quotes

“An adult friend of Lincoln’s: “Life was to him a school.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

 “Washington was a typical American. Napoleon was a typical Frenchman, but Lincoln was a humanitarian as broad as the world. He was bigger than his country – bigger than all the Presidents together.

We are still too near to his greatness,’ (Leo) Tolstoy (in 1908) concluded, ‘but after a few centuries more our posterity will find him considerably bigger than we do. His genius is still too strong and powerful for the common understanding, just as the sun is too hot when its light beams directly on us.’ (748)”
― doris kearns goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

“Having hope,” writes Daniel Goleman in his study of emotional intelligence, “means that one will not give in to overwhelming anxiety, a defeatist attitude, or depression in the face of difficult challenges or setbacks.” Hope is “more than the sunny view that everything will turn out all right”; it is “believing you have the will and the way to accomplish your goals.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

 “Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare’s kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin

 “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition,” he wrote. “I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

 “Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“In order to “win a man to your cause,” Lincoln explained, you must first reach his heart, “the great high road to his reason.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

 “Once a president gets to the White House, the only audience that is left that really matters is history.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin

“I liked the thought that the book I was now holding had been held by dozens of others.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Wait Till Next Year

“With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

10 Famous Quotes by Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

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One Final Bonus – Doris Kearns Goodwin Quote 

“This, then, is a story of Lincoln’s political genius revealed through his extraordinary array of personal qualities that enabled him to form friendships with men who had previously opposed him; to repair injured feelings that, left untended, might have escalated into permanent hostility; to assume responsibility for the failures of subordinates; to share credit with ease; and to learn from mistakes. He possessed an acute understanding of the sources of power inherent in the presidency, an unparalleled ability to keep his governing coalition intact, a tough-minded appreciation of the need to protect his presidential prerogatives, and a masterful sense of timing.”
― Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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