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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln : A Book of Quotations
by Abraham Lincoln and Bob Blaisdell




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The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln seemed to have a comment -- sagacious or humorous -- on just about anything that mattered. This concise compendium offers his astute observations on a variety of subjects--from women to warfare. Nearly 400 quotations include such thought-provoking and memorable remarks as:
Bad promises are better broken than kept.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Quotations are arranged chronologically within such topics as family and friends, the law, politics and the presidency, story-telling, religion, and morality. Students, writers, public speakers, and other readers will find this thought-provoking and entertaining volume an excellent introduction to the sixteenth president's wit, common sense, and insight.

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Overview

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln seemed to have a comment -- sagacious or humorous -- on just about anything that mattered. This concise compendium offers his astute observations on a variety of subjects--from women to warfare. Nearly 400 quotations include such thought-provoking and memorable remarks as:
Bad promises are better broken than kept.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Quotations are arranged chronologically within such topics as family and friends, the law, politics and the presidency, story-telling, religion, and morality. Students, writers, public speakers, and other readers will find this thought-provoking and entertaining volume an excellent introduction to the sixteenth president's wit, common sense, and insight.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486440972
  • ISBN-10: 0486440974
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publish Date: August 2005
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 8.32 x 5.28 x 0.24 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18 pounds

Series: Dover Thrift Editions

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