I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.
Like Lincoln, I would like to believe the ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Then again, he said that before he got shot.
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We forget that the most successful statesmen have been professionals.
Lincoln was a professional politician.
Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge.
Jesus and Lincoln, Moses and Jefferson can seem so long gone, so unbelievable, so dead.
I'm not sure Lincoln would fare well if he were a presidential candidate today.
When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless.
To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
As one looks back through the ages, all the great men are men of faith: the Newtons, Faradays, Darwins, Marconis, men with faith which they confirmed by experiment. Luther and Garibaldi, Washington and Lincoln, men of action as well as thought, were primarily men of faith. But infinitely above all, Jesus himself is the supreme example of a man of faith. Even on his cross he was absolutely confident, though as far as any human eye could see then, his faith, judged by results, was
The omission of an expected conjunction is called an asyndeton.
Caesar is supposed to have said about Gaul: I came, I saw, I conquered. Lincoln concluded the Gettysburg Address, That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.Caesar seems to have omitted his conjunction to speed things up; he is emphasizing how quickly the conquest of a place follows from its being sighted by a great and ambitious general. Lincoln's omission is more subtle
There used to be a thing or a commodity we put great store by.
It was called the People. Find out where the People have gone. I don't mean the square-eyed toothpaste-and-hair-dye people or the new-car-or-bust people, or the success-and-coronary people. Maybe they never existed, but if there ever were the People, that's the commodity the Declaration was talking about, and Mr. Lincoln.
If the press really thinks Obama is Lincoln, they ought to treat him like they treated Bush, 'cause that's how they treated Lincoln. His critics compared Lincoln to an ape; they called him an illiterate baboon.
If only Al Sharpton were around, Lincoln would have known he was a victim of racism.
It is true that Mr. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, after which there was a commitment to give 40 acres and a mule. That's where the argument, to this day, of reparations starts. We never got the 40 acres. We went all the way to Herbert Hoover, and we never got the 40 acres. We didn't get the mule. So we decided we'd ride this donkey as far as it would take us.
My personal assessment is that Dr. King is the greatest American we have ever produced. I can argue for Lincoln, I can argue for FDR, but for my money, King is the greatest American we have ever produced. His only weapon was love. He transforms a nation, transforms the world with one weapon and that of course being again the weapon of love. So that for me, King is the quintessential example of everything that I could ever want to be in my lifetime.
We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party.
The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.'
I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president - with the possible exceptions of Johnson, FDR, and Lincoln - just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. But, you know, but when it comes to the economy, we've got a lot more work to do. And we're gonna keep on at it.
The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it.
Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
The age of Lincoln and Jefferson memorials is over. It will be presidential libraries from now on.
Apart from that Mrs Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith.
Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
If Lincoln were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave.
Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning men who ought to be shot.
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general;
if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history.
I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline.
My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness.
I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.
Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously.
I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves.
The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican.
Some folks think I painted Lincoln from life, but I haven't been around that long. Not quite.
I had moved out of the Edison Hotel because I couldn't pay the bill and was living at the Lincoln Hotel, where I couldn't pay the bill either, but it was cheaper.
No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
Someone asked me...how it felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell--Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.
For people who like that kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they like.
This country owes them all a debt of gratitude.
The down payment on that debt is making sure that we live up to Lincoln's charge: to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.
The party of Lincoln should be reaching out to blacks, Hispanics gays and so forth and so on.
For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would.
I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh.
Sexy ain't guys like Churchill and Lincoln.
If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then Mr.
Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable.
Mr. Lincoln's elevation shows that in America every station in life may be honorable; that there is no barrier against the humblest; but that merit, wherever it exists, has the opportunity to be known.
The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was put into effect on January 1, 1863, but news of the Proclamation and enforcement did not reach Texas until after the end of the Civil War almost two years later.
Honda opened its first assembly line in Lincoln in November 2001.
That settled Abraham Lincoln with me.
I was thoroughly satisfied that no such man ought to be President; but I could not yet conceive it possible that such a monster would be the choice of a majority of the people for President.