🎩 #AbesTweets6 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Carte-de-viste of Abraham Lincoln by Mathew Brady (May 16, 1861)

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 used Twitter!📲📲

Food for thought.

@Mac_Guffey

#Shakespeare

Some of Shakspeare’s plays I have never read; while others I have gone over perhaps as frequently as any unprofessional reader

 

“To James A. Hackett – August 17, 1863.” From v.VI:p.393.

The English engraver Martin Droeshout created this image for the First Folio (first edition) of Shakespeare’s published works.

 

others I’ve gone over perhaps as frequently as any unprofessional reader-Among the latter r Lear-Richard 3rd-Henry 8th-Hamlet & esp. Macbeth

 

“To James A. Hackett – August 17, 1863.” From v.VI:p.393.

 

I think nothing equals Macbeth. It is wonderful.

 

“To James A. Hackett – August 17, 1863.” From v.VI:p.393.

 

I think the soliloquy in Hamlet commencing “O, my offence is rank” surpasses that commencing “To be, or not to be.”

 

“To James A. Hackett – August 17, 1863.” From v.VI:p.393.

#Lincolnisms

This is the sum, without giving particulars.

 

“To Thaddeus Stevens – September 3, 1848.” From v.II:p.393.

 

the old Locofocos as well as the new.

 

“Speech at Worcester, Massachusetts – September 12, 1848.” From v.II:p.3.

#Meditation

‘during sunshine-there will be perpetual rain-bows’
A.Lincoln (1848)

the water, thus plunging, will foam, & roar, & send up a mist-continuously-in which last-during sunshine-there will be perpetual rain-bows

 

“Fragment: Niagara Falls – c. September 25-30, 1848.” From v.II: p.11.

 

the contemplation of the vast power the sun is constantly exerting in quiet, noiseless operation of lifting water up to be rained down again

 

“Fragment: Niagara Falls – c. September 25-30, 1848.” From v.II: p.11.

 

 

Niagara-In that long–long time, never still for a single moment. Never dried, never froze, never slept, never rested

 

“Fragment: Niagara Falls – c. September 25-30, 1848.” From v.II: p.12.

 

The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara

 

“Fragment: Niagara Falls – c. September 25-30, 1848.” From v.II: p.12.

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