The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

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

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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."show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 204 x 8mm | 90.72g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486440974
  • 9780486440972
  • 35,132

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 Marriageshow more

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