By Abraham Lincoln
"My politics are brief and candy, just like the previous woman's dance." the main eloquent of yank presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or funny touch upon every thing that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated reward ebook good points the nice Emancipator's suggestions and evaluations on topics from politics to human nature to the burdens and privileges of the presidency.
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Now, in this very devoted position, in opposition to all the great political leaders that he has held as great political leaders—now, in this adherence there is something very marked, and there is something very marked in his adherence to it—not adhering to it on its merits, for he does not discuss it at all, but as being obligatory upon every one because of the source whence it comes, as that which no man may gainsay, is another marked feature of it. It marks it in this respect, that it commits him to the next one as firmly as it does to this.
If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God. —Letter to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864 When, a year or two ago, those professedly holy men of the South met in the semblance of prayer and devotion, and, in the name of Him who said, “As ye would all men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them,” appealed to the Christian world to aid them in doing to a whole race of men as they would have no man do unto themselves, to my thinking, they condemned and insulted God and His church far more than did Satan when he tempted the Savior with the Kingdoms of the earth.
When a man hears himself misrepresented just a little, why, it rather provokes him, at least so I find it with me; but when he finds the misrepresentation very gross, why it sometimes amuses him. —Debate reply to Stephen Douglas, Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858 I was not much accustomed to flattery. I was very much like the hoosier with the gingerbread—he said that he loved it better and got less of it than any other man. —Debate reply to Stephen Douglas, Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858 I don’t state a thing and say I know when I don’t.
Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom by Abraham Lincoln