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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: a Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.

Synopsis:

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

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440972
Editor:
Blaisdell, Bob
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Blaisdell, Bob
Author:
Abraham
Author:
Lincoln, Abraham
Author:
Lincoln
Author:
Blaisdell, Bob
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.22 lb

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From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.

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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."
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