Lew Wallace Quotes

Lew Wallace (1827 – 1905) was an American soldier, author, diplomat, and lawyer. At sixteen Wallace left school to earn his own wages, also joining the Marion Rifles, a local militia. At the start of the Mexican-American War, Wallace was studying law at his father’s law office, but left that pursuit to establish a recruiting office for the Marion Volunteers in Indianapolis. His military career included service in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. Wallace was later appointed governor of the New Mexico Territory and served as U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire. Although he wrote several books, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), which established his fame as an author.

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Quotes by Lew Wallace…

The mood of one who, seeing himself carried swiftly towards an event of mighty import, has nothing to do but wait — the mood in which philosophy vests an even-minded man with the utmost calm, and is ever so serviceable.

Lew Wallace (1827 – 1905)