Saturday, August 25, 2018

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” – Tobias Wolff

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst
August 25
It seems that everyone wrote off Lincoln’s chances for re-election in 1864 including The London Post which wrote this scathing dismissal a few days before the election: ‘Mr. Lincoln will go down to posterity as a man who could not read signs of the times nor understand the circumstances and interests of his own country, could not calculate his own resources nor appreciate those of his enemy, who had no political aptitude, who plunged his country into a great war without a plan, who failed without excuse and fell without a friend.’

‘The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’
- Mark Twain

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