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By Gordon Leidner

Greater than a hundred and forty years in view that his loss of life, the long-lasting legacy of an outstanding president, an American luck tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil battle keeps. Abraham Lincoln: fees, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner contains insights into the fellow via those that knew him most sensible, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. a number of images upload to the appeal and value of the booklet.

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He memorized a great deal of Scripture and could quote it better than many ministers of the gospel. Even though Lincoln went through a period of skepticism as a young man, his confidence in the Bible grew significantly as he matured and survived life’s hardships. By the time he had become president, Lincoln was a man of deep ­faith. As president, Lincoln frequently discussed his dependence on God, acknowledging that his most earnest prayer was to determine the Lord’s will so that he could follow i­t.

5 Sojourner Truth, former slave and Underground Railroad “conductor” who visited Lincoln at the White House in October ­1864 H H H H uman nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. indd 62 62 Abraham Lincoln I am loath to close. We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. 9 James A. indd 63 kindness 63 �e would be just as kind and generous as his judgment would let him be—no more.

Lincoln believed in people because he knew them. One of his greatest qualities as a leader was his ability to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of others and then use each individual effectively for the benefit of the nation. 2 I I I Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? indd 51 the people 51 A t what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher.

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