A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.
Patrick Henry was more impressed by Washington’s quiet conversation than by the fervid oratory of others. When asked whom he considered the greatest man in Congress, he answered: “Rutledge, if you speak of eloquence, is by far the greatest orator, but Colonel Washington, who has no pretensions to eloquence, is a man of more solid judgment and information than any man on that floor.”
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