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What Abraham Lincoln would say today about a situation, issue, or opportunity

Lessons From Lincoln’s Farewell Address

Lessons From Lincoln: What You Say When You Give A Heartfelt Speech By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. “It is a gem that rightly took its place as one of the greatest of his speeches, but that is seldom recognized for what … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Jokes About Soldiers and War

Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: Two Stories About Soldiers and War By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Few topics were off-limits for Abraham Lincoln’s humor—death, sex, race, defecation, patriotism, preachers, religion in general, politicians, war. You name it. The topics that “proper” and “refined” … Continue reading

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When Compromise is Wrong: A Letter from Lincoln

What You Say When You Want To Draw The Line By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. When should you draw a line in the sand? That was the big question back in January of 1861. Abraham Lincoln, who had been elected President … Continue reading

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The Humor of Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln’s Jokes

The Wit of Abraham Lincoln:  How Lincoln Used Humor To Help Others And Himself by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. ” I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better, and laughs oftener than Abraham … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Quotations: Words To Live By

What You Say To Yourself If You Want To Be Like Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and “Lincoln on Communication” One thing’s for sure.  What you say to yourself–your self-talk–and how you see … Continue reading

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What Would Lincoln Say About The Constitution And The Court

The Meaning of Lincoln: How He Changed America by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Author of The Words Lincoln Lived By and Lincoln on Communication The U.S. Constitution gave us a confederation.  Abraham Lincoln gave us a nation. Prior to Lincoln it … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Advice: When You Should Not Send A Letter Or Email

Advice About Writing–And Not Writing–Letters And Emails by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com advises you never to send a letter or email when *…you’re angry. You will certainly regret it later if you do. Oh, I know the feeling.  You’re outraged, … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Advice: Sample Words and Phrases From Abraham Lincoln

What You Say When You Need To Say No To Someone You Respect: A Great Letter From Abraham Lincoln by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Background In November of 1860, when word reached the Deep South that Abraham Lincoln had been elected … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Was A Geek: The Advantages of Mastery and Deep Knowledge

What You Say When You Hear People Describe Abraham Lincoln As Just A Folksy Small-Town Lawyer by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Tell them that Abraham Lincoln was a geek–that he was indeed a lawyer, and a very good one, and that … Continue reading

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Obama’s Criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court

What You Say If Someone Attacks President Obama For Openly Criticizing The U.S. Supreme Court by Gene Griessman, Ph.D., author of The Words Lincoln Lived By Some of America’s greatest Presidents have openly criticized the Court. Andrew Jackson not only … Continue reading

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