“That’s What She Said” Through History

by Dan Berkman

Ten Times in History When “That’s What She Said”

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.”

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

“It lies in the lap of the Gods.”

Homer (8th Century B.C.)

“Rem tene; verba sequentur.” (Grasp the subject, the words will follow.)

Cato the Elder, Roman Statesman (234 B.C. – 149 B.C.)

“Not tonight, Josephine.”

Napoleon (1769 – 1821)

“Where force is necessary, there it must be applied boldly, decisively and completely. But one must know the limitations of force; one must know when to blend force with a maneuver, a blow with an agreement.”

Leon Trotsky (1879 – 1940)

“We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”

Benjamin Franklin (uttered at signing of Declaration of Independence in 1776)

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt (uttered April 3, 1903)

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.”

Charles Montesquieu, philosopher (1869 – 1755)

“Veni, vidi, vici.” (I came, I saw, I conquered.)

Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)

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