The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)
- Author:Abraham Lincoln
- Creator:Bob Blaisdell
- Publisher:Dover Publications
- List Price:
- Buy New: $0.58
as of 8/23/2014 08:51 EDT details
- You Save: $2.42 (81%)
- Seller:Wordery USA
- Sales Rank:25,888
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
- Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.3 x 0.2
- Publication Date:August 8, 2005
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’ AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.