"As a historian, what I trust is my ability to take a mass of information and tell a story shaped around it."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Doris Kearns Goodwin on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Doris Kearns Goodwin on Golda Meir
"Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep."
"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."
"I really believe that what happens one day affects the next, and I think that came from that experience of learning that if I told the score inning by inning, play by play, it built up to its natural climax."
"The only protection as a historian is to institute a process of research and writing that minimizes the possibility of error. And that I have tried to do, aided by modern technology, which enables me, having long since moved beyond longhand, to use a computer for both organizing and taking notes."