By Carol Kelly-Gangi
Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers hundreds of thousands of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the choices are prepared in different types that replicate the phases of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward thrust to prominence in legislations and politics in Illinois to his presidency.
In early love letters, Lincoln finds his hope for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with associates he assaults the establishment of slavery and its extra extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is printed 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 ebook additionally comprises the total textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg handle and the second one Inaugural deal with, within which Lincoln's phrases gave wish and solace to a state torn apart.
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With that assistance, I cannot fail. 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.
Equally distributed among the whites of the whole country, and there would be but one colored to seven whites. Could the one, in any way, greatly disturb the seven? There are many communities now, having more than one free colored person, to seven whites; and this, without any apparent consciousness of evil from it. —Message to Congress, December 1, 1862 – The Presidency – The Presidency, even to the most experienced politicians, is no bed of roses; and Gen. Taylor like others, found thorns within it.
Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that I had made this, and many similar declarations, and had never recanted them. —First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors.
Abraham Lincoln. His Essential Wisdom by Carol Kelly-Gangi