Saturday, May 21, 2016

Lincoln and Politics 21

An old friend of Lincoln advised him not to take Salmon Chase into his cabinet ‘because Chase thinks he’s a great deal bigger than you are.’ ‘Well,’ asked Lincoln, ‘do you know of any other men who think they are bigger than I am?’ ‘I don’t know that I do,’ the man replied, ‘but why do you ask?’ ‘Because,’ answered Lincoln, ‘I want to put them all in my Cabinet.’

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