Saturday, February 12, 2011

Abraham Lincoln -- Manly Hearts Day

Happy Birthday Mr. President.
Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.
-- January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.
-- July 4, 1861 Message to Congress

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