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February 08, 2009

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Kim

So it's not a quote, but I would have loved to have seen the look on Pres. Lincoln's face at Gettysburg when he walked up to the podium to give a 2 minute speech after the 2 hour blowhard speech (can't remember that politician's name) and the look on both of their faces when he walked back to his seat. In two minutes, Pres. Lincoln far surpassed two hours of verbiage.

Rosemarie Kibitlewski

I heard this attributed to Lincoln

Good things come to those who wait - but only those things left behind those who hustle...........

I've always like that!

Claire

In my job, where no two days are ever the same and where deadlines sometimes get pushed to limit, I love this quote:
"God preserves his order despite our chaos."
Remembering this helps preserve my sanity.

Sallie

My favorite Lincoln quote is this:

"I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had
nowhere else to go."

Tom Allen (Propmaster) "In Treatment"

I am a huge fan of the Gettysburg Address and love reading anything about Lincoln. An account of some of his antics in court in his early days as a trial lawyer have come in handy in my job in props. It seems that Abe would light up a cigar just as the prosecutor was starting his closing remarks. He had inserted a thin wire the length of the cigar. As he puffed away the wire kept the ash from falling off. One by one the jurors would start to notice the ever-lengthening ash and start to stare at it while completely ignoring the prosecution's argument. By the time the prosecution rested not a single juror was paying the slightest attention to him. They were all waiting to see if the ash would ever drop. I have used this trick in movies when a director wants a cigar or cigarette to have a particularly long ash. So much for honest Abe. I enjoy the Well-Read Life. Keep up the good work. Tom

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