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Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.”– Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, September 30, 1859

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The Cabinet

Story told to whole cabinet after Simon Cameron’s resignation: “Gentlemen, your request for a change of the whole Cabinet because I have made one change, reminds me of a story I once heard in Illinois of…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Samuel L. M. Barlow (1826-1889)

Mitchell Barlow “…was a rising young corporation lawyer in Wall Street” when he met George B. McClellan in 1854.

Abraham Lincoln's White House

Abraham Lincoln’s White House

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Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)

Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928)

Had Chauncey M. Depew “devoted himself to politics exclusively there is no office in the United States he might not legitimately aspire to…”

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