The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

A Treasury of Quotations, Anecdotes, and Observations

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Gramercy

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Category: Reference

Page: 250

View: 387

Contains some of Lincoln's most popular quotes, opinions, and stories, as well as his most famous speeches, including his "House Divided" speech.

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

A Book of Quotations

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

View: 514

From the most eloquent of American presidents — nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women and warfare to slavery and storytelling.

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters and Speeches

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 317

This is H. Jack Lang's original selection of Abraham Lincoln's most interesting speeches and letters, from his first public position as postmaster in Illinois to the highest political office in the land. We read his witty testimonials, sharp commentaries, clever social correspondence, astute handling of angry generals and cabinet officers, and above all, his wisdom in motivating political supporters and defusing challengers -- all of which show a sagacity in politics, an eloquence of simple rhetoric, and an invariable gentlemanliness rarely seen in public life today. Lincoln was the first of the "great communicator" presidents. His words are as much alive today as when he uttered them 150 years ago. - Back cover.

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

An A-Z Compendium of Quotes from the Most Eloquent of American Presidents

Author: Alex Ayres

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 681

Abraham Lincoln is the most frequently quoted United States President. In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. The quotes are arranged according to subject, providing a bit of Lincoln wit and wisdom for any situation. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence.

Abraham Lincoln

A Digest of the Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 15

View: 797

Abraham Lincoln's Wit and Wisdom

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 836

The most eloquent of American presidents, Lincoln had a sagacious or humorous comment on everything that mattered. This attractively designed and illustrated gift book features his remarks on subjects from politics to human nature.

The Wit and Wisdom of John F. Kennedy

An A-to-Z Compendium of Quotations

Author: Alex Ayres

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 482

Though he did not live long enough to write his memoirs, John Fitzgerald Kennedy left behind a legacy of wit and wisdom that still informs the lives and hopes of the American people today. Known for his courage and charisma, he embodied the youthful, optimistic spirit of the mid-20th century American. Yet, he could also be irreverent. When questioned as to how he became a hero in World War II, he replied it was "involuntary--they sank my boat.".

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

Author: Alex Ayres

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 800

Arranged alphabetically by topic, from Adam to Youth, and culled from his novels, speeches, letters, and conversations, this anthology of quotes is timeless and represents the very essence of Mark Twain -- hilarious, cranky, and insightful.