The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations

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By (author) Abraham Lincoln, Edited by Bob Blaisdell

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 204mm x 8mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 26 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486440974
  • ISBN 13: 9780486440972
  • Sales rank: 33,612

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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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Table of contents

America and Liberty Education and Advice for Young People Family and Friends His Life and Character: Childhood to Death Law and the Constitution Politics and Politicians The Presidency Religion, Morality, and Human Frailty Secession Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation Story-Telling and Speech-Making The War and His Generals Women and Marriage