Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 215

'The true rule for the military is to seize such property as is needed for military uses and reasons, and let the rest alone.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 214

'The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. Allow me to assure you that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation. There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man down; and they will succeed, too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its true channel to brood over the attempted injury. '
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 213

'The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 212

'The world has seen and wondered at the greatest sign and marvel of our day, to-wit, a plain working man of the people, with no more culture, instruction or education than any such working man may obtain for himself, called on to conduct the passage of a great people through a crisis involving the destinies of the whole world... '
- Harriet Beecher 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 211

 ‘There is more involved in this contest than is realized by everyone. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed.’
- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 210

 ‘There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.'
- Abraham Lincoln