Monday, March 30, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 317

'I cannot understand why men should be so eager after money. Wealth is simply a superfluity of what we don't need. '
- Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 316

‘I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.’
- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 315

'I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 314

'I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 313

'I do the very best I know how and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 312

'I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 311

'I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.'
- Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Proclamation of the nation's first Thanksgiving Day

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 310

'I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 309

'I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War" coming to Danville, CA

“Lincoln, the Constitution and the Civil War” exhibition coming to Danville, CA. March – May, 2015.
Featured speakers: Justice George Nicholson, Professor Vikram Amar. Arnold Kunst
Promotional Video [3.5 minutes] follows:

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 308

'I have borne a laborious and in some respects to myself, painful part in the contest. Through all I have neither assailed nor wrestled with any part of the Constitution.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 307

'I have desired as sincerely as any man - I sometimes think more than any other man - that our present difficulties might be settled without the shedding of blood.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 306

'I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lincoln’s Wit/Wisdom 305

'I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty, and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men everywhere could be free.'
- Abraham Lincoln