The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
- Author:Abraham Lincoln
- Creator:Bob Blaisdell
- Publisher:Dover Publications
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Publication Date:August 8, 2005
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The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln seemed to have a comment — sagacious or humorous — on just about anything that mattered. This concise compendium offers his astute observations on a variety of subjects—from women to warfare. Nearly 400 quotations include such thought-provoking and memorable remarks as:
Bad promises are better broken than kept.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Quotations are arranged chronologically within such topics as family and friends, the law, politics and the presidency, story-telling, religion, and morality. Students, writers, public speakers, and other readers will find this thought-provoking and entertaining volume an excellent introduction to the sixteenth president’s wit, common sense, and insight.
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