Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries

Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries : Theodore Roosevelt on Lincoln; Excerpts from Newspapers and Other Sources (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln's Contemporaries: Theodore Roosevelt on Lincoln; Excerpts From Newspapers and Other Sources But of course the public services them selves furnish the real test. The first duty of a general is to win campaigns. The first duty of a statesman is efficiently to work _for the betterment of his country and for its good relations with the rest of the world.' _he must have high ideals, and in addition he must possess the prae tical sagacity and force that will enable him measurably to realize them. If he does not possess the high ideals, then the greater his ability the more dangerous he is and the more essential it is to hunt him out of public life. Sagacity, courage, all that makes for efficiency - these are of use only if the man's character is such that he will use them for good and not for evil. On the other hand, fine aspirations, no matter how good, are useless if a man lacks either strength and courage, or else the practical good sense which will enable him to face facts as they actually are and to work with his fellows under exist ing conditions, instead of confining him self to complaints about the conditions, or to railing at the men because they are not other than he finds them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 122g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 52 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243043953
  • 9780243043958