Category Archives: Lincoln Quotes/What would Lincoln say?

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

Trump at the Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln said With Malice Toward None Trump Said They always said No one got treated worse than Lincoln I believe I am treated worse How Pathetic Is That!

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Trump and Lincoln

If If You Compare Yourself To Abraham Lincoln— When You’re Wrong, Admit It And Don’t Take Credit For What You Didn’t Do Abraham Lincoln To his general after a crucial victory: “I write this now as a grateful acknowledgment for … Continue reading

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A Love Letter To Postal Workers

A Love Letter To Those Who Deliver The Mail Donald Trump just said “You are a joke.” I don’t think any other President has even thought of saying anything like that So let me speak for myself. I’ve had a … Continue reading

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How Lincoln Handled Embarrassment And Depression

“I have found that when one is embarrassed, usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking about it or thinking about it, and go on to something else” ABRAHAM Lincoln

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Donald Trump and the Rule of Law

Our forefathers built courthouses everywhere Lawyers (like Abraham Lincoln) rode judicial circuits on the frontier And for what? To establish the rule of law. To make courts work. To keep the powerful from doing whatever they felt like doing. Now … Continue reading

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Heart touching quote from the Journals of Lewis and Clark

“I dash from me the gloomy thought and resolved in future to redouble my exertions.. to live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself.” —Diary of Meriwether Lewis on his 31st birthday, just after the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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No One Person Should Be Able To Start A War

Abraham Lincoln On Who Should Start A War “Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he … Continue reading

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Who is a Socialist?

Who Is A Socialist? “We will never be a socialist country.” —Donald Trump, (the State of the Union Address, 2019) Right-wing trolls regularly call Obama, and all Democrats, socialists…like that’s something really, really bad. So, let’s define what the relevant … Continue reading

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Ruskin On Seeing Clearly

One Of Hemingway’s Favorite Quotations. Mine, too. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Disappointments and Regrets

Unusual Quotations “I can live with disappointments but not regrets. What’s the difference? A disappointment is something I attempted that didn’t work out. A regret is something I wish I had attempted but didn’t.” —-Gene Griessman If you want a … Continue reading

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