By Gordon Leidner
Greater than one hundred forty years due to the fact that his dying, the long-lasting legacy of a good president, an American luck tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil struggle maintains. 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 through those that knew him top, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. quite a few pictures upload to the allure and value of the e-book.
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We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. 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.
God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party; and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect his purpose. 5 I I I I am not at all concerned about that [that is, God’s being on the Northern side in the war], for I know the Lord is always on the side of the right. indd 42 42 Abraham Lincoln �s [Lincoln] became involved in matters of the greatest importance, full of great responsibility and great doubt, a feeling of religious reverence, a belief in God and his justice and overruling power increased with him.
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 am young, and unknown to many of you.
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