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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 130 x 204 x 8mm | 90.72g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486440974
  • 9780486440972
  • 80,679

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
Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation
Story-Telling and Speech-Making
The War and His Generals
Women and Marriage
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