Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner

By Gordon Leidner

Greater than one hundred forty years on account that his loss of life, the long-lasting legacy of a very good president, an American luck tale, and the distinguished chief of the Civil struggle maintains. Abraham Lincoln: rates, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner comprises insights into the guy by way of those that knew him top, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. various pictures upload to the appeal and usability of the ebook.

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By the time he had become president, Lincoln was a man of deep ­faith. As president, Lincoln frequently discussed his dependence on God, acknowledging that his most earnest prayer was to determine the Lord’s will so that he could follow i­t. indd 40 40 Abraham Lincoln Whatever shall appear to be God’s will I will ­do. 1 I I I The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.

Indd 51 the people 51 A t what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. 6 I I I T his is essentially a people’s contest. On the side of the Union it is a struggle for maintaining in the world that form and substance of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men—to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all; to afford all an unfettered start, and a fair chance in the race of life.

Throughout his entire career in politics and public service, he was extremely proud of his reputation and took great care to justify the Honest Abe ­sobriquet. 2 I I I I have always wanted to deal with everyone I meet candidly and honestly. indd 31 honesty 31 R esolve to be honest at all events; and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. 5 H H H � shall have my hands full. He is the strong man of his party—full of wit, facts, dates—and the best stump speaker, with his droll ways and dry jokes, in the West.

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