Monday, September 17, 2012

Lincoln

I doubt that I have ever missed seeing a film about Abraham Lincoln. Considered by many to be less than physically attractive,  President Lincoln was a 'common man'.  He possessed more worthy  attributes in that he spoke plainly; and he lacked any hesitation to expose a gentle heart.

This week I want to highlight a few of Abraham Lincoln's  very human thoughts.  Locked somewhere inside my heart,  his thoughts have inspired me since my childhood:   I post my tribute to this mentor of mine  as I look forward to an upcoming  trek to the movie theater to view DreamWorks'  new cinema,   Lincoln.  Here is a quick first glance~


Monday: Attitude on Slavery:

         As I would not be a slave,  so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of 
         democracy.  Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference,  is no democracy. 
                                                
                                                                        Abraham Lincoln (August 1, 1858?)

 From "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln", edited by Roy P.Basler, Volume II.  p.532

More tomorrow.


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