By Gordon Leidner

Greater than one hundred forty years considering the fact that his demise, the long-lasting legacy of an outstanding president, an American good fortune tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil warfare keeps. Abraham Lincoln: prices, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner contains insights into the fellow by way of those that knew him most sensible, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. a variety of photos upload to the appeal and value of the ebook.

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Intoxicated with ­unbroken success, we have become too ­self-­sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made u ­ s.  . 17 I I I I n regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to men. All the good Savior gave to this world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. indd 48 48 Abraham Lincoln O n principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong.

Indd 37 honesty 37 �r. Lincoln’s judgment was final in all that region of the country. 17 Robert B. 21 Stephen A. Douglas, upon hearing that the 1860 Republican Convention had nominated Lincoln for the ­presidency H H H Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my ­fellow-­men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.

I have no wealthy or popular relations or friends to recommend me. My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of the county; and, if elected, they will have conferred a favor upon me for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate. indd 39  Faith Historians frequently debate Lincoln’s faith. Some say Lincoln was an unbeliever, or at least a skeptic, of Christianity. Many say he was a “deeply religious” man who sought God’s guidance ­daily. Lincoln never formally joined a church, but he knew the Bible very well.

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