🎩#AbesTweets7 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

“All creation is a mine, and every man, a miner.”
– A.Lincoln

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.

Please Note: All of these particular tweets came from two lectures on Discoveries and Inventions. The first lecture was delivered at Bloomington before the Young Men’s Association on April 6, 1858, and was reported in the Bloomington Pantagraph, April 9, 1858. A second, completely revised lecture was delivered to the Phi Alpha Society of Illinois College at Jacksonville on February 11, 1859 (and reported in the Illinois State Journal, February 14, 1859). It was repeated a few days later in Decatur, and again in Springfield on February 21, before the Springfield Library Association at Concert Hall.

💭Imagine💭 if Lincoln used 📲Twitter!📲

Food for thought.

@Mac_Guffey

#Lincoln_Maxims

Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 438.

 

Of all the forces of nature, I should think the wind contains the largest amount of motive power-that is, power to move things.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 442.

 

Ants & honey-bees provide food 4 winter but just in the same way they did when Solomon refered the sluggard 2 them as patterns of prudence.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 438.

#Metaphors

All creation is a mine, and every man, a miner.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 438.

 

We have all heard of Young America-He is the most current youth of the age-Some think him conceited, and arrogant; but has he not reason…

 

“Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – February 11, 1859.” From v.III:p. 357.

 

As Plato had for the immortality of the soul, so Young America has “a pleasing hope—a fond desire—a longing after” territory.

 

“Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – February 11, 1859.” From v.III:p. 358.

#Inventions

Man is not the only animal who labors but he’s the only 1 who improves his workmanship-This improvement he effects by Discoveries&Inventions

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 438.

 

…clothing-the one thing for which nearly half of the toil & care of the human race has ever since been expended.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 438-39.

 

The most important improvement ever made in connection with clothing, was the invention of spinning and weaving.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 439.

 

…quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries hereafter to be made, will be the taming, and harnessing of the wind.

 

“First Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions – April 6, 1858.” From v.II:p. 442-43.

Works Cited

The featured image used for this post came from the March, 1924 issue of Popular Mechanics: p.360.

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