PDF: The Lincoln ideals, his personality and principles as reflected in his own words

PDF: The Lincoln ideals, his personality, and principles as reflected in his own words (1959) Abraham Lincoln


The Lincoln ideals


In this booklet, a topical approach has been employed. The quotations are divided into eight broad subjects, covering, as nearly as possible, Lincoln's life and career. Under each is words that illustrate Lincoln's thoughts and actions in that area. From them, it is hoped, an image of Lincoln's character will emerge.

There are, of course, some inevitable overlappings, and on occasion the arrangement is arbitrary. The majority of the quotations are passages from a longer letter or speech. In a few instances, entire selections have been reproduced. In every case, an effort has been made to minimize the violence done to meaning by quoting out of context. Lincoln's spelling, capitalization, italics, and punctuation have been preserved with these exceptions: (1) All quotations begin, with a capital letter and end with a period, (2) Except, in longer quotations, the original paragraphing is not followed. The sources are listed at the close of the quotations. For the reader's convenience, the year of each selection precedes the quotation and editor's notes are bracketed. In all cases, the text employed is The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Easier, Marion Dolores Pratt, and Lloyd A. Dunlap, Rutgers University Press, 1953.

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Author: Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
  Publication Date: 1959

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