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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: a Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)by Abraham Lincoln
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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 presidents wit, common sense, and insight.
From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.
From the most eloquent of American presidents, nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women to warfare: "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."
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
Religion, Morality, and Human Frailty
Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation
Story-Telling and Speech-Making
The War and His Generals
Women and Marriage
What Our Readers Are Saying
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