🎩 #AbesTweets3 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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 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 used Twitter!📲📲

Food for thought.

@Mac_Guffey

#Politics

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.

 

“Speech at a Republican Banquet in Chicago, Illinois – December 10, 1856.” From v.II: p.386.

#Lincoln_Warnings

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.

 

“Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27, 1838.” From v.I:p.110.

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.

 

“Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27, 1838.” From v.I:p.110.

#Law

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.

 

“Fragment: Notes on a Law Lecture.” From v.II: pp.82-83.

As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

 

“Fragment: Notes on a Law Lecture.” From v.II: pp.82-83.

#Lying

Before going farther, let a pin be stuck here, labelled `one lie proved and confessed.’

 

“Second Reply to James Adams – October 18, 1837.” From v.I: p.102.

If he is not a lawyer, he is a liar, for he proclaimed himself a lawyer, and got a man hanged by depending on him.

 

“Second Reply to James Adams – October 18, 1837.” From v.I: p.103.

#Humor

Such is the turn which things have lately taken, that when Gen. Adams writes a book, I am expected to write a commentary on it.

 

[The opening sentence of Lincoln’s newspaper article replying to another man’s allegations that Lincoln lied regarding a fraud case] “Second Reply to James Adams – October 18, 1837.” From v.I: p.102.

#Lincoln_Maxims

Where a thing is not, it cannot be pointed out.

 

“Second Reply to James Adams – October 18, 1837.” From v.I: p.103.

…any subject, always has a `central idea,’ from which all its minor thoughts radiate.

 

Speech at a Republican Banquet at Chicago, Illinois – December 10, 1856.” From v.2: p. 386.

 

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