Known as "the boy who could not tell a lie" but man, could he give soaring speeches. Abe Lincoln remains one of the most venerated heroes in American history to this day.
General (and later president) Ulysses S. Grant fought and held command in numerous wars and battles over his career in the military. The zenith of his time in the forces was defeating the Confederate military and effectively ending the Civil war. We can only hope that after all of that, he got to enjoy one of those "best cigars" seemed to appreciate so much.
Freud, the famous psychoanalyst, postulator of the existence of libido; libido applies to A LOT of things: it's the energy with which mental process and structures are invested, so not just, you know, what you were thinking of). He also developed the free association therapeutic technique (I'll say a word. You say whatever comes into your head.) and discovering transference (Stop reacting to me like I’m your mother! I’m not her!!!) and loads of other influential psychiatry as we know it today. Our point, Sigmund knew how to stay sane, take it easy and enjoy life.
Of course we all know the American author and humorist Mark Twain (that was his pen name btw...Samuel Langhorne Clemens was he legal name) for his novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and its sequel, "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Twain himself was often called "the Great American Novel" but did you know he was also a successful public speaker, reporter and a master riverboat pilot? A true Renaissance man in every respect for his eclectic endeavors and life pursuits. Twain's clever witticisms and satire earned him the praise of critics and peers alike. What's more, he enjoyed friendships with presidents, artists, industrialists, and even European royalty. Being successful, popular and an avid smoker (Twain preferred a pipe) he was was bound to have a few quotable quotes for us and indeed he does. Here are few of our favorites.