Tuesday, May 17, 2011


One's vote is meaningless, unless one gives it meaning.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Almighty and Men

My dear Sir.

Every one likes a compliment. Thank you for yours on my little notification speech, and on the recent inaugural address. I expect the latter to wear as well as—perhaps better than—any thing I have produced; but I believe it is not immediately popular. Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world. It is a truth which I thought needed to be told; and as whatever of humiliation there is in it, falls most directly on myself, I thought others might afford for me to tell it.

Yours truly


Abraham Lincoln to Thurlow Weed, March 15, 1865