Rutherford B. Hayes Quote
When the weather is bad as it was yesterday, everybody, almost everybody, feels cross and gloomy. Our thin linen tents — about like a fish seine, the deep mud, the irregular mails, the never to-be-seen paymasters, and the rest of mankind, are growled about in old-soldier style. But a fine day like today has turned out brightens and cheers us all. We people in camp are merely big children, wayward and changeable.
Letter to Lucy Webb Hayes (23 November 1864) - Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1922 - 1926)