Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Quotes From A "Pillar" Of Wisdom And "Champion" Of Humanity..........

"There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law."
January 27, 1838

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan..."
March 4, 1865

"I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence."
February 22, 1861

"And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons."
January 1, 1863

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."
April 6, 1859

"Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored."
January 27, 1838

"In the untimely loss of your noble son, our affliction here, is scarcely less than your own. So much of promised usefulness to one's country, and of bright hopes for one's self and friends, have rarely been so suddenly dashed, as in his fall."
May 25, 1861

"That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or any denomination of Christians in particular."
July 31, 1846

-All Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
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You got it, "Honest Abe". It just seems to me in times of turmoil like the present, we need leaders, with vision, and moral standards equivalent to Lincoln's. Here are a few more quotes from Lincoln, with a message for anyone practising law.

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser -- in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
-President Abraham Lincoln
July 1, 1850

"Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket?"
-President Abraham Lincoln
July 1, 1850

"Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief -- resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer."
-President Abraham Lincoln
July 1, 1850
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Great orator, great moral man, great visionary, the man on the "point of the spear", and he wore it well!! I wish the law system (and lawyers) in Canada and the States today adhered to President Lincoln's advice! Man, could we use Abraham Lincoln today, or a leader equivalent to him!!! Wishing...............

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