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#Abraham Lincoln

“Others have been made fools of by the girls; but this can never be the truth said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance, made a fool of myself.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

“The Saviour of the world chose twelve disciples, and even one of that small number, selected by superhuman wisdom, turned out a traitor and a devil.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

“I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

“I have found that when one is embarrassed usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking or thinking about it and go at something else.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

“The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible.”

Abraham Lincoln. A Treasury of Lincoln Quotations by Fred Kerner, 1965.

Emancipation

Latin e, away; manus, hand; and capere, take.  Literally, when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he told the slave-owner to take away his hand.

In a Word by Margaret S. Ernst, 1939.

“I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women, but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice. God bless the women of America.”

– Abraham Lincoln. Toasts by Paul Dickson, 1991.

Gingerbread Layer Cake

Filled with clouds of whipped cream, this cake was Abraham Lincoln’s favorite Christmas dessert.

Ingredients:  honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, flour, baking powder, salt, butter, baking soda, brown sugar, grated lemon rind, egg, buttermilk, whipped cream, grated orange rind, grated semi-sweet chocolate.

Visions of Sugarplums by Mimi Sheraton, 1968.