🎩#AbesTweets10 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home – Knob Creek, KY

In light of the current🐦tweeter🐦 in the White House, this will be a weekly post of ten actual quotes by 🎩Abraham Lincoln🎩 in tweet form (yes, 140 character limit), and separated into #topics. The quotes are NOT altered [excpt 4 shorthand] to meet the 140 character limits.

All of these quotes are from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Basler et al. with their references – date, occasion, volume/page, etc.

💭Imagine💭 if Lincoln had📲Twitter!📲

Food for thought.

@Mac_Guffey

#LincolnThePoet

So memory will hallow all
We’ve known, but know no more.

 

From “Letter to Andrew Johnston – April 18, 1846.” v.1: p.380.

I range the fields with pensive tread,
And pace the hollow rooms,
And feel (companion of the dead)
I’m living in the tombs.

 

From “Letter to Andrew Johnston – April 18, 1846.” v.1: p.380.

O Memory! thou midway world
‘Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,

 

From “Letter to Andrew Johnston – April 18, 1846.” v.1: p.379.

#Politics

Nothing is too absurd for the malice of his fault finding enemies;

 

From “Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14 & 26, 1852.” v.2: p.143.

After all, however, as the Judge is a giant, and Edwards and I are but common mortals.

 

From “Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14 & 26, 1852.” v.2: p.145.

He feels much greater concern for a presidential election, than he does to vindicate the honor of the nation

 

From “Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14 & 26, 1852.” v.2: p.145.

#Humor

We’ll fight till we run, and we’ll run till we die.

 

(& this one Lincoln added a paragraph later)

 

We’ll fight till we faint, and I’ll treat when it’s over.

 

From “Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14 & 26, 1852.” v.2: p.151.

#Lincolnism

“Give to him that is needy” is the Christian rule of charity; but “Take from him that is needy” is the rule of slavery.

 

From “Fragment on Pro-Slavery Theology – October 8, 1858?” v.3:p.205.

#Slavery

Slavery is strikingly perculiar, in this, that it is the only “good thing” which no man ever seeks the good of, for himself.

 

From “Fragment on Pro-Slavery Theology – October 8, 1858?” v.3:p.206.

#Metaphors

Wolves devouring lambs, not because it is good for their own greedy maws, but because it is good for the lambs!!!

 

From “Fragment on Pro-Slavery Theology – October 8, 1858?” v.3:p.206.

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