Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!

Abraham Lincoln w-frame

Abraham Lincoln would be 201 years old this year. His work, writings and wit are well known. To honor him, here are a few of his quotes:
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Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
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Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
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Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
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The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
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The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
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We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
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A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
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Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Pam, I have LONG admired President Lincoln.
Saw a series of Documentaries about him and his wife and the saddest of losses ..their children.
And how he suffered from deep depression so much of his life too..OH but what he accomplished in his lifetime will long be remembered.
God truly Blessed America with this man... to be part of such an important era of our Country's History.

Rose


Rose

February 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger The Pink Birdhouse said...

I very much love reading quotes, they make me stop and think, make me see things through someone else's eyes! Lincoln, no wonder why we celebrate his birthday! Wow 201 years! Isn't it awful to think that 200 years from now our generation will be remembered for such horrendous people as Madonna and all her scandels, and all of those who do not live life with morals, but without! What a sad thought!

February 12, 2010 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Sea Witch said...

Pam this is a fantastic post. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. His words still ring true. Sea Witch

February 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger The Victorian Parlor said...

What wonderful quotes! I have always enjoyed learning about Lincoln-he was an amazing man!

Blessings,

Kim

February 12, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Rose-

I've watched everything about Lincoln I could get my hands on! I think he was a fascinating figure.

-Pam

February 12, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Debby-

Maybe our future generations will look back on the more noteworthy people of our times. There are true heroes today, and they're usually not the rock stars or celebrities. There were ignorant people in every era, I guess, and hopefully the memories of the good people will outlast the bad!

-Pam

February 12, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Sea Witch-

Thank you for your kind comments. And thank you for your son who is serving this country. Because of people like him, we are all here today, living a great life in this great country.

-Pam

February 12, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Kim-

Ever since I was little, I was fascinated by Lincoln (maybe because I'm from Illinois!). Maybe I'll share some of my Lincoln paraphernalia and memories on a post soon...

-Pam

February 12, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Cass @ That Old House said...

Abraham Lincoln -- I still wish we celebrated Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays separately -- I am afraid school children don't learn enough about these remarkable men, without whom we would not have the country we have today.

Lincoln was truly one of the greatest men to walk this Earth. Thanks for the quotes! I love them. And they are every bit as current and relevant as they were 150 years ago.

Cass

February 12, 2010 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Cass-

I liked when Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays were celebrated on the actual days as well. Now we celebrate all holidays on a Monday, which just isn't right. It's not about having a long weekend, it's about celebrating the lives of some great people.

-Pam

February 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

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