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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Abraham Lincoln. (1809–1865) (continued)
sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”
          Second Inaugural Address. March 4, 1865.
      With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, 1  let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
          Second Inaugural Address. March 4, 1865.
      Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them.
          Letters to Thurlow Weed, March 14, 1865.
      You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
          Remark attributed to Lincoln.
Mark Lemon. (1809–1870)
    Oh would I were a boy again,
  When life seemed formed of sunny years,
And all the heart then knew of pain
  Was wept away in transient tears!
When every tale Hope whispered then,
  My fancy deemed was only truth.
Oh, would that I could know again,
  The happy visions of my youth.
          Oh would I were a Boy again.
    Forth we went, a gallant band—
  Youth, Love, Gold and Pleasure.
          Last Song.
Note 1.
See J. Q. Adams, page 458. [back]