Saturday, March 18, 2017

Is being "an humble instrument" of something formidable actually exciting?

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
March 17
'I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle [The Revolutionary War] was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle.'
- Abraham Lincoln

'Man does not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.'

- Chief Seattle

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