January 22, 2009

Lincoln's 200th

Did you know that on February 12th, 2009 it will be the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth? If you answered no it's because you don't live in Illinois.
I'm working on a display about Lincoln for the archives so he's on the brain today. Here are some of his quotes.

"Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."

"If I fail, it will be for lack of ability, and not of purpose."

When someone called him "common looking" he replied:
"The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them."
oooh. Snap!

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