Presidents’ Day today in the USA. When I was a kid, we used to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on Feb. 12 and George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. Somebody switched us two holidays for one, which we now call Presidents’ Day instead. Bad deal, I suppose, except the poor kids growing up now in the USA get so much less schooling than we did in the 1950s, the last thing they need is another holiday.
I try to post here on working days, and today’s a holiday, not a working day. But even so, here are some of my favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln:
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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