You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 to April 7, 1947) was an American automobile manufacturer who created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. As a result, Ford sold millions of cars and became a world-famous company head. The company lost its market dominance but had a lasting impact on other technological development and U.S. infrastructure. Today Henry Ford is credited for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years and is considered one of America’s leading businessmen.
Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing what Lee is going to do. Try to think what we are going to do ourselves. Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) American Civil War General.
From Wikipedia: The 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). As commanding general, Grant led the Union armies to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War, which ended in 1865 not long after Robert E. Lee surrendered to him at Appomattox. After the war, Grant served as peace time general, implementing Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Popularly elected twice, Grant served as president leading the Radical Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and defeat the Ku Klux Klan. Economically, Grant sponsored a deflationary policy and implemented a national gold standard. In foreign policy, Grant sought to increase American trade and influence, while remaining at peace with the world. During his second term the Panic of 1873 devastated the national economy, while Conservative white Southerners regained control of Southern state governments and Democrats took control of the federal House of Representatives. By the time Grant left the White House in 1877, his Reconstruction policies were being undone.