Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner

By Gordon Leidner

Greater than a hundred and forty years due to the fact that his loss of life, the iconic legacy of a very good president, an American good fortune tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil warfare keeps. Abraham Lincoln: costs, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner comprises insights into the fellow via those that knew him most sensible, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. various images upload to the attraction and value of the publication.

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Indd 44 44 Abraham Lincoln W e are indeed going through a trial—a fiery trial. ” The problem is too mighty for me. indd 45 faith 45 T he purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom, and our own error therein. Meanwhile we must work earnestly in the best lights He gives us, trusting that so working still conduces to the great ends He ordains.

I am young, and unknown to many of you. I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and, if elected, they will have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. indd 39  Faith Historians frequently debate Lincoln’s faith. Some say Lincoln was an unbeliever, or at least a skeptic, of Christianity.

Indd 31 honesty 31 R esolve to be honest at all events; and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. 5 H H H � shall have my hands full. He is the strong man of his party—full of wit, facts, dates—and the best stump speaker, with his droll ways and dry jokes, in the West. 6 Sen. Stephen A. S. indd 32 32 Abraham Lincoln I don’t want to be unjustly accused of dealing illiberally or unfairly with an adversary, either in court, or in a political canvass, or anywhere else.

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