Mr. Sherman: (to Dr. Ledoux) I don't need the likes of you to tell me how to care for my wife.
Mrs. Sherman: Nathan, the man did us a favor bringing up the medicine.
Mr. Sherman: Well, this colored man's got no business giving me advice.
Mrs. Sherman: Nathan, he's a doctor.
Mr. Sherman: I know what he is. (to Dr. Ledoux) Tell me something. I heard it took you 17 years to become a doctor. If you're so smart, how come it took you so long?
Dr. Ledoux: Well, I wanted to be twice as good, so it took me twice as long.
Mr. Sherman: It really gets under my skin when I think of how many good men like my brother died fighting the war, just so the likes of you could go to school.
Mrs. Sherman: Nathan, please!
Mr. Sherman: I'm just saying what folks in town are thinking.
Dr. Caleb Ledoux: Mr. Sherman, I'm very well aware of how many good men died in that war. 646,392 good men to be exact!