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Posted on 2018-10-10 01:21:03 by Anonymous

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Posted on 2018-12-05 18:48:48 Score: 0 (vote Up/Down)    (Report as spam)
This son of a shoemaker and washerwoman - a real nugget. Within him are outstanding intellectual abilities. He quotes whole paragraphs from the Bible and the works of Bismarck, reads Plato in its original, himself writing his own speeches and articles. That is why his style simultaneously excels by its precision and sophistication.

Magazine *Time*
Man of the Year - 1939, 1942

Note: I tried finding the original English of this but haven't found anything, only a couple results in Russian, many of which are found on social media. Eventually I came upon this, which basically said that Time has an archive of all its writings since that time and this quote was not in their repository:
This quote apparently comes from a book by British historian Simon Montefiore then, not Time magazine.