By Carol Kelly-Gangi
Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers hundreds and hundreds of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the decisions are prepared in different types that mirror the levels of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward push to prominence in legislations and politics in Illinois to his presidency.
In early love letters, Lincoln finds his wish for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with acquaintances 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 calming husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The publication additionally contains the complete textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg tackle 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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If our sense of duty forbids this, then let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and effectively. —Speech at Cooper Union, New York City, February 27, 1860 Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. —Speech at Cooper Union, New York City, February 27, 1860 I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel. And yet I have never understood that the Presidency conferred upon me an unrestricted right to act officially upon this judgment and feeling.
Speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858 In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows. —Speech at Lewistown, Illinois, August 17, 1858 I was not very much accustomed to flattery, and it came the sweeter to me. I was rather like the Hoosier, with the gingerbread, when he said he reckoned he loved it better than any other man, and got less of it. As the Judge had so flattered me, I could not make up my mind that he meant to deal unfairly with me; so I went to work to show him that he misunderstood the whole scope of my speech, and that I really never intended to set the people at war with one another.
We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just—a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless. —Message to Congress, December 1, 1862 But it is dreaded that the freed people will swarm forth, and cover the whole land? Are they not already in the land? Will liberation make them any more numerous? Equally distributed among the whites of the whole country, and there would be but one colored to seven whites.