Abe’s Wisdom and Humor

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One of our American Presidents that nearly everyone in any generation can remember is Abraham Lincoln. His humor and wisdom penetrated Congressmen, dignitaries, and the common man and woman.

“In the end it’s NOT the Years in you life that count. It’s the Life in your years” was one of Lincoln’s favorite pieces of advice for living right.

During a Cabinet meeting, discussion ensued on how foreign powers were interpreting the ongoing War between the States in America. Said President Lincoln: “…we must let other nations know that we propose to settle our family row in our own way…we don’t want any sneaking around by other countries who would like to find out how we are going to do it, either…Now (Secretary) Seward, you write some diplomatic notes to that effect.”

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Some Thoughts Gather No Moss

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One’s thinking does change as the years flow by, but some truisms evolve from time-tested thoughts, as well.

Here’s one I love because I feel it so much whenever I’m writing:
— from Anita Coates, February, 1993, The Writer article “Keep Dreaming” in the “Off the Cuff” column —

“…Because
there’s just no feeling as good as sitting down at the typewriter with a cup of coffee and a ream of paper and looking up a moment later to find three hours have slipped past…”

That thought truly comes from letting the flow go…!

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