Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Have some fun!

So I found this site which has quotes from presidents from their love letters. It challenges you to figure out who wrote what. As a note, the answers are at the site, but I'll just put the quotes here so you can guess then go look it up.

1. “You are more wonderful and lovely in my eyes than you ever were before; and my pride and joy and gratitude that you should love me with such a perfect love are beyond all expression, except in some great poem which I cannot write.”

a. Theodore Roosevelt
b. Woodrow Wilson
c. Calvin Coolidge
d. Herbert Hoover

2. “And if I could but enjoy my Retreat in silence and solitude, there would be nothing Wanting but Obliviscence of your Ladyship, to make me as Happy as a Monk in a Cloyster or an Hermit in his Cell. You will wonder, perhaps at my calling in Monks and Hermits, on this Occasion, and may doubt about the Happiness of their situations: Yet give me leave to tell you freely, the former of these are so tottally absorbed in Devotion and the latter in Meditation, and such an Appetite, such a Passion for their Respective Employments and Pleasures grows habitually up in their Minds, that no Mortals, (excepting him who hopes to be bound to your Ladyship in the soft Ligaments of Matrimony) has a better security for Happiness than they.”

a. John Adams
b. John Quincy Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Madison

3. “I suppose that I am too crazy about you anyway. Every time I see you I get more so if it is possible. I know I haven’t any right to but there are certain things that can’t be helped and that is one of them. I wouldn’t help it if I could you know.”

a. Herbert Hoover
b. Franklin Roosevelt
c. Harry Truman
d. Dwight Eisenhower

4. “. . . I go fully trusting in that Providence, which has been more bountiful to me than I deserve, & in full confidence of a happy meeting with you sometime in the Fall—I have not time to add more, as I am surrounded with Company to take leave of me—I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time or distance can change. . . .”

a. George Washington
b. John Adams
c. Thomas Jefferson
d. James Madison

5. “Still this is the day, the day that marks 31 years of such happiness as comes to few men. I told you once that it was like an adolescent’s dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn’t changed. . . . I more than love you, I’m not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone I’m waiting for you to return so I can start living again.”

a. George Bush
b. Ronald Reagan
c. Dwight Eisenhower
d. John F. Kennedy

6. “This morning I’m ambitious, proud, energetic and very madly in love with you. I want to see people—want to walk thru’ the throngs—want to do things with a drive. If I had a box I would almost make a speech this minute. Plans, ideas, hopes—I’m bubbling over with them.”

a. Richard Nixon
b. John F. Kennedy
c. Lyndon Johnson
d. Jimmy Carter

7. “But that you may not be discouraged from a correspondence which begins so formidably, I will promise you on my honour that my future letters shall be of a reasonable length. I will even agree to express but half my esteem for you, for fear of cloying you with too full a dose. But, on your part, no curtailing. If your letters are as long as the bible, they will appear short to me. Only let them be brimful of affection. I shall read them with the dispositions with which Arlequin, in Les deux billets spelt the words “je t’aime,” and wished that the whole alphabet had entered into their composition.”

a. Thomas Jefferson
b. John Adams
c. John Quincy Adams
d. James Madison

8. “It now one Oclock in the morning the candle nearly out, and I must to bed, May the angelic hosts that rewards & protects virtue and innocence, and preserves the good, be with you untill I return—is the sincere supplications of your affectionate Husband.”

a. Abraham Lincoln
b. Andrew Jackson
c. Martin Van Buren
d. William Henry Harrison

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