🎩 #AbesTweets – Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Every once in a while, a blog needs to have a change-up post just to keep things interesting.

In light of the current tweeter 🐦🐦 in the White House, this post will be a series of actual tweets (yes, 140 character limit) of quotes by Abraham Lincoln. 🎩 🎩 All of them are from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln with their references – date, occasion, volume/page, etc. (Imagine 💭💭Lincoln using Twitter!📲📲)

If this gets ANY reviews, perhaps we’ll make this a weekly post. The man was prolifically quotable! 📚📚

And hopefully, some of THESE tweets 🐦🐦 will provide better food 🍴🍴 for thought 📝📝.

Enjoy!

@Mac_Guffey

#LIFE

…we know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience…

 

[“Speech on the Sub-Treasury (in the Illinois Legislature) – December 26, 1839.” From v.I:p.167.]

I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged, that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.

 

[“Speech in the Illinois Legislature concerning the State Bank – January 11, 1837.” From v.I:p.67.]

It is an old maxim and a very sound one, that he that dances should always pay the fiddler.

 

[“Speech in the Illinois Legislature concerning the State Bank – January 11, 1837.” From v.I:p.65.]

#WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms, (by no means excluding females.)

 

[Letter to the editor of the Sangamo Journal, June 13, 1836. From v.I:p.49.]

#POLITICAL_DUTY 

If elected, I shall consider the whole people of Sangamon my constituents, as well those that oppose, as those that support me.

 

[Letter to the editor of the Sangamo Journal, June 13, 1836. From v.I:p.49.]

What interest, let me ask, have the people in the settlement of this question?

 

[“Speech in the Illinois Legislature concerning the State Bank – January 11, 1837.” From v.I:p.64.]

#RESPECT_RELATIONSHIPS

I want in all cases to do right, and most particularly so, in all cases with women.

 

[“Letter to Mary S. Owens – August 16, 1837.” From v.I:p.95.]

Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented;

 

[“Letter to Mary S. Owens – May 7, 1837.” From v.I:p.79.]

#HUMOR

The Saviour of the world chose twelve disciples, and even one of that small number, selected by superhuman wisdom, turned out a traitor…

 

[“Speech on the Sub-Treasury (in the Illinois Legislature) – December 26, 1839.” From v.I:p.168.]

the great volcano at Washington, aroused & directed by the evil spirit that reigns there, is belching forth the lava of political corruption

 

[“Speech on the Sub-Treasury (in the Illinois Legislature) – December 26, 1839.” From v.I:p.178.]

 

 

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