"The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
"The struggle of today is not altogether for today--it is for a vast future also."
"You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right."
No American president has embodied the virtues of honesty, determination, faith, and character more than Abraham Lincoln. He is one of the most quoted--and misquoted--statesmen in history. Nearly 200 years after his birth, the enduring legacy of Lincoln, who led America through the tumultuous years of civil war, is a testimony to his life as a great leader and the consummate American success story.
The book Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner provides trustworthy, inspiring quotes from America's Sixteenth President. Thoroughly researched by the author, the quotations and speeches included are dependable Lincoln sayings, unlike what is found in so many Lincoln quote books. Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches is an inspirational read, with Lincoln's words organized according to topics such as Leadership, Faith, Honesty, and Humor. The source of every quote and speech is provided in the endnotes, providing the reader with a handy resource of some of Lincoln's most beloved and inspiring words of wisdom.
Included in Leidner's book are many photographs of Lincoln, his contemporaries, and family. Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches includes over 200 quotations from Lincoln, plus many insights about Lincoln by those who knew him best--such as Mary Todd Lincoln, his wife, and Frederick Douglass, the well-known African-American orator.
"Amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance in God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right."
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Gordon Leidner has been lifelong student of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. He has authored three books on Abraham Lincoln as well as numerous articles. He is a Board Member of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, and lives near Annapolis, MD with Jean, his wife of 37 years.
"Four score 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. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us--that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion--that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. "
--Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863