Grandma Ginny™ America's History Lady™

"Honest Abe"
President Lincoln Sound Bites

According to Grandma Ginny™,
"If one wants to emulate 'Honest Abe' it is important to know how he thought and some of what he said,"
so she has listed for your review, 11 of what today would be known as President Lincoln "sound bites".

Next to creating a life, the greatest thing
one can do is save a life.

You cannot bring about prosperity by
discouraging thrift

You cannot strengthen the weak
by weakening the strong

You cannot help small men by tearing down big
men You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling
down the wage payer.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more
        than your income

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by
        inciting class hatred.

You cannot build sound security
on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking
        away man's nitiative and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for
        them what they could and should
be doing for themselves.

"We all declare for liberty; but in using the same
word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to
do as he pleases with himself, and the product of 
his labor; while with others, the same may mean
for some men to do as they please with other men
and the product of other men's labor.  Here are
two, not only different, but incompatible things
called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties,
called by two different and incompatable names -
liberty and tirney."    

 

Lincolon's Philosphy
"There are no accidents in my philosphy.
Every effect must have a cause of the present and the present  will be the cause of the future.
All these are links in the enddless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite"

 

 

Abraham Lincoln 1864