Archive for the ‘Abraham Lincoln’ Category

A house divided against itself cannot stand

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

The idea of a divided house can also be found in the New Testament. Lincoln’s speech is slightly different, worded “cannot stand” instead of “shall not stand.” Lincoln was talking about belief and possibilities: “I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to…”

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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business

Friday, February 12th, 2010
Lincoln monument

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels…

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We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
Fort William in Anamabu

On September 22, this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The final version was issued January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in Confederate states, though enforcement would…

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He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave

Thursday, February 12th, 2009
Lincoln and company

We must repulse them, or they will subjugate us.

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for…

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