Monday, February 12, 2007

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1809 - 1865


Today is the 198th anniversary of the birth of the 16th President of the United States, and the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one."

4 comments:

JIM_PURCELL said...

a good and noble sentiment, abe. i am sure you have a current situation in hand.

dare i say the gall is more likely, though.

Honest Abe said...

JIM_PURCELL addressed...

"a good and noble sentiment, abe. i am sure you have a current situation in hand."

Very perceptive, James. It's amazing how quotes from the great, from those who belong to the ages, are always timeless. And apropros.

JIM_PURCELL said...

the future is so bright for the gop they should be wearingsunglasses.

Jackie Corley said...

Abe,

I'm starting another series on how Monmouth's ruling Republican Party is financed.

The first post is here: http://bayshorenews.blogspot.com/2007/02/fun-with-elec.html

I'd like to ask you and your readers to keep me on my toes with comments, debate and intelligent critiques.