Wednesday, January 10, 2018

“Words are the only things that last forever.” – Winston Churchill

From "Lincoln 365" by Arnold Kunst
January 10
‘Though the young Lincoln would never leave the frontier, would never leave America, he traveled with Byron’s Childe Harold to Spain and Portugal, the Middle East and Italy; accompanied Robert Burns to Edinburgh; and followed the English kings into battle with Shakespeare. As he explored the wonders of literature and the history of the country, the young Lincoln, already conscious of his own power, developed ambitions far beyond the expectations of his family and neighbors. It was through literature that he was able to transcend his surroundings.’
- Doris Kearns Goodwin

‘There is no Frigate like a Book to take us Lands away.’
- Emily Dickinson

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