Sunday, July 25, 2004

Lincoln acceptance speech

Howard Reiter reports finding the following quotation from Lincoln's 1860 acceptance speech in the notes of one participant:

Later I was in the Black Hawk War. I may have never seen any action, but at least Abe Lincoln didn't dodge the draft!

I prefer this quotation from the Cooper Union speech:
"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."

Let's hope John Kerry finds the right words.