🎩#AbesTweets8 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

🎩  #AbrahamLincoln’s #Quotes_by_Tweets

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

#Citizenship

admit to the rights of citizenship, such foreigners as may serve one year in time of war, in the land or naval service of the United States

 

-“Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14, 1852” from v.2: p.137.

#Politics

The slave-breeders & slave-traders, are a small, odious & detested class among you; & yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you

 

-“Letter to Joshua Speed – August 24, 1855” from v.2: p.323.

#LincolnMaxims

I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.

 

-“Handbill Replying to Charges of Infidelity” [in regards to religion NOT marriage] – July 31, 1846″ from v.1: p.383.

History is philosophy teaching by example, and if we regard the examples it has given us, we must try something new;

 

-“Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 26, 1852” from v.2: p.149.

#Humor

the Richmond speech, though marked with the same species of “shirks and quirks” as the old ones, was not marked with any greater ability

 

-“Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14, 1852” from v.2: p.137.

#Personifications

I had thought that the pen of history had written, acknowledged, and recorded it as facts

 

-“Speech to the Springfield Scott Club – August 14, 1852” from v.2: p.138.

#Presidency

The Presidency, even to the most experienced politicians, is no bed of roses

 

-“Eulogy on Zachary Taylor at Chicago – July 25, 1850” from v.2: p.90.

#Hero

How well might the dying hero say at last, “I have done my duty, I am ready to go.”

 

-“Eulogy on Zachary Taylor at Chicago – July 25, 1850” from v.2: p.90.

The conqueror at last is conquered.

 

-“Eulogy on Zachary Taylor at Chicago – July 25, 1850” from v.2: p.90.

#Simile

thro’ summer and winter, in sunshine and storm, like a sleepless sentinel, he has watched, while we have slept

 

-“Eulogy on Zachary Taylor at Chicago – July 25, 1850” from v.2: p.90.

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