By Carol Kelly-Gangi
Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers thousands of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the decisions are prepared in different types that replicate the levels of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward thrust to prominence in legislations and politics in Illinois to his presidency.
In early love letters, Lincoln unearths his hope for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with associates he assaults the establishment of slavery and its additional extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is printed in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a calming husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The e-book additionally comprises the total textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg deal with and the second one Inaugural deal with, during which Lincoln's phrases gave desire and solace to a state torn apart.
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And when you lack interest in the case the job will very likely lack skill and diligence in the performance. —Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1850 Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. —Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1850 Dear Sir: I understand Mr.
On the occasion corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it—all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish.
To the man who asked how he liked it he said: ‘If it wasn’t for the honour of the thing. ’ —Lincoln’s response to a friend who asked him how he liked being President shortly after the inauguration, from Lincoln Talks: A Biography in Anecdote edited by Emanuel Hertz My dear Sir: On reflection I think it will not do, as a rule, for the adjutant-general to attend me wherever I go: not that I have any objection to his presence, but that it would be an uncompensating encumbrance both to him and me. When it shall occur to me to go anywhere, I wish to be free to go at once, and not to have to notify the adjutant-general and wait till he can get ready.