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By Carol Kelly-Gangi

ISBN-10: 1435133048

ISBN-13: 9781435133044

Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers enormous quantities of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the choices are prepared in different types that mirror the phases of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward push to prominence in legislation and politics in Illinois to his presidency.

In early love letters, Lincoln finds his wish for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with pals he assaults the establishment of slavery and its extra extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is published in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a relaxing husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The publication additionally comprises the full textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg tackle and the second one Inaugural handle, during which Lincoln's phrases gave desire and solace to a kingdom torn apart.

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Lincoln, aged 23, did not win the election; it was the only time he was ever defeated by popular vote. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition, is yet to be developed. I am young and unknown to many of you. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.

Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world. —Letter to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865 – The Civil War – Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and, ere long, must be done again. The dangerous ground—that into which some of our friends have a hankering to run—is Pop. Sov. Have none of it.

Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be every where for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell. —Lincoln’s Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois, as he boarded the train for Washington, February 11, 1861 We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field and patriot grave, to every heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

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