Lincoln matured best in sorrow.
Elton Trueblood, Abraham Lincoln: Lessons in Spiritual Leadership
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He (Lincoln) recognized the delicate balance between immanence and transcendence, refusing to settle for either of these alone. His was a God who was both in the world and above the world.
He (Lincoln) was accustomed to hearing words, many of them boring, but he was not accustomed to group silence.
The Biblical language was so deeply embedded in the great man's mind that it became his normal way of speaking.
Upon being given a Bible, President Abraham Lincoln replied, "In regard to this Great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man.
A major element in Lincoln's greatness was the way in which he could hold a strong moral position without the usual accompaniment of self-righteousness.
Man is most free when he is most guided.
His (Lincoln's) patriotism was saved from idolatry by the overwhelming sense of the sovereignty of God.
He was too perplexed to please the conventional and too reverent. to please the infidels.
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