Dwight Morrow

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Dwight Whitney Morrow (January 11, 1873 – October 5, 1931) was an American businessman, politician, attorney, and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Mexico and later was elected to the United States Senate.


  • Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
    • Quoted in Outlook and Independent, Vol. 156 (1930), p. 289. Ascribed to an October 1930 speech in The Encarta Book of Quotations (2000), p. 672
  • The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.
    • From a letter to his son, as quoted in Harold Nicolson, Dwight Morrow (1935), p. 52
  • We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
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