Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 127

On meeting General Philip Sheridan, who was only 5' 4,” Lincoln shook his hand and said, 'General Sheridan, when this peculiar war began I thought cavalrymen should be at least 6 feet 4 inches high, but,' still gazing down on the short general, 'I have changed my mind: 5' 4’ will do in a pinch.'
- Abraham Lincoln

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