Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lincoln Jems 19

'Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.' 
- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lincoln Jems 18

'My father taught me how to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh - anything but work.' 
- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lincoln Jems 17

'Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?' 
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lincoln Jems 16

'The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.' 
- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lincoln Jems 15

'My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.' 
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lincoln Jems 14

‘I shall go just as fast and only as fast as I think I’m right and the people are ready for the step.’

- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, July 8, 2016

Lincoln Jems 13

'The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lincoln Jems 12

'Passion has helped us, but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.'
- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, July 4, 2016

Lincoln Jems 11

'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

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lincoln Jems 10

On meeting General Philip Sheridan, who was only 5' 4,” Lincoln shook his hand and said, 'General Sheridan, when this peculiar war began I thought cavalrymen should be at least 6 feet 4 inches high, but,' still gazing down on the short general, 'I have changed my mind: 5' 4’ will do in a pinch.'
- Abraham Lincoln