What Would Lincoln Say, and How Would He Say It?
You can always use a great quote in a speech, as every professional speaker knows. For this post, Whatyousay.com has found three quotable quotes from Abraham Lincoln on communication. –Gene Griessman
*“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. 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’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
* “I don’t like to hear cut-and-dried sermons. No–when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.”
* “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which … when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause.”
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“Not only does Griessman give us Lincoln quotes, but he also weaves each one into a little jewel of an essay on that particular subject.” Wayne C. Temple, renowned Lincoln scholar, Illinois State Archives
A stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president, the book offers rich material for interpretation, reflection, and spiritual guidance.
You will also enjoy Lincoln Speaks To Leaders by Gene Griessman and Pat Williams.
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