Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Lincoln’

Quote of the day, Nov. 19

November 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, from the Gettysburg Address

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this …”

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Quote of the day, April 17

April 17, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, on preparation

“If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my ax.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 12

February 12, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, speech to the 164th Ohio Regiment (1864)

“I wish it might be more generally and universally understood what the country is now engaged in. We have, all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed. There is more involved in this contest than is realised by every one. There is involved in this struggle the question whether you children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed. I say this in order to impress upon you, if you are already so impressed, that no small matter should divert yours from our great purpose.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 12

September 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, on democracy

“Elections belong to the people. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 14

June 14, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, from First Inaugural Address (1861)

“Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?”

Quote of the day, Feb. 12

February 12, 2016

Abraham Lincoln, on education

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 11

February 11, 2016

Abraham Lincoln

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Quote of the day, Nov. 19

November 19, 2015

Abraham Lincoln, on Nov. 19, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Quote of the day, April 16

April 16, 2015

Le Constitutionnel, Paris, France, 29 April 1865

“All differences of political opinion vanish before assassination, and all honorable people, however they may be divided upon the questions of the day, feel the same horror. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 14

April 13, 2015

Abraham Lincoln, April 11, 1865

“By these recent successes the re-inauguration of the national authority—reconstruction—which has had a large share of thought from the first, is pressed much more closely upon our attention. (more…)