🎩 #AbesTweets5 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

The Civil War produced many politically motivated drawings & publications

In light of the current 🐦tweeter🐦 in the White House, this will be a weekly post of ten actual quotes by Abraham Lincoln 🎩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

#Government

To the support of the Constitution & laws let every American pledge his life, his property, & his sacred honor.”

 

Address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27,1837.” From v.I: p.113.

Reason cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason-must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense. 

 

“Address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27,1837.” From v.I: p.116.

Passion has helped us, but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy

 

“Address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27,1837.” From v.I: p. 116.

#War

War will cease on the part of the government, whenever it shall have ceased on the part of those who began it.

 

“Annual Message to Congress – December 6, 1864.” From v.VIII: p.153.

Engaged, as I am, in a great war, I fear it will be difficult for the world to understand how fully I appreciate the principles of peace

 

“Letter to Samuel B. Tobey – March 19, 1862.” From v.V: p.166.

In times like the present, men should utter nothing 4 which they would not willingly be responsible through time & eternity

 

“Message to Congress – December 1, 1862.” From v.V: p.536.

#Politics

Though I now sink out of view, and shall be forgotten, I believe I have made some marks which will tell for the cause of civil liberty

 

“Letter to Anson G. Henry – November 19, 1858.” From v.III: p.340.

I have endured a great dealof ridicule w/o much malice & have received a great deal of kindness-not quite free from ridicule-I am used to it

 

“Letter to James H. Hackett – November 2, 1863.” From v.VI: p.560.

#Metaphors

In the great journal of things happening under the sun-we-the American people, find our account running under date of the nineteenth century

 

“Address before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois – January 27,1837.” From v.I: p.109.

the exceeding brightness of military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent’s eye, that charms 2 destroy

 

“Speech in United States House of Representatives: The War with Mexico – January 12, 1848.” From v.I: p.440.

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