When God contemplates some great work, He begins it by the hand of some poor, weak, human creature, to whom He afterwards gives aid.
— Martin Luther
Lean, thin hair, can’t be photographed very well, not much personality and so forth. Also dances.
— Anonymous, film studio executive commenting on Fred Astaire after a 1928 screen test
He looked like he was falling apart when he ran. Looked like he was coming apart when he threw. His stance at the plate was ridiculous. When he swung he’d lunge and hit bad balls. There was no way he could hit the ball like that. But no one told Roberto Clemente that.
— Robin Roberts
I must, in candor, say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency.
— Abraham Lincoln
Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; then he spent forty years on the back side of the desert realizing he was nobody; finally, he spent the last forty years learning what God can do with a nobody.
— D.L. Moody