Theodore Roosevelt reflects on the final two years of college life.
“I have certainly lived like a prince for my last two years in college. I have had just as much money as I could spend; belonged to the Porcellian Club; have had some capital hunting trips; my life has been varied; I have kept a good horse and cart; I have had half a dozen good and true friends in college, and several very pleasant families outside; a lovely home; I have had but little work, only enough to give me an occupation; and to crown all infinitely above everything else put together – I have won the sweetest of girls for my wife. No man had so pleasant a college course.”
Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1880. From the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.