PN1997.2 .L5536 2013
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Daniel Day Lewis plays Abraham Lincoln during one of his defining hours - the passage of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery - in Steven Spielberg's 2012 biopic.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
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Abraham Lincoln: "...It was right after The Revolution, right after peace had been concluded. And Ethan Allen went to London to help our new country conduct its business with the king. The English sneered at how rough we are, and rude, and simple-minded, and on like that, everywhere he went. Til one day he was invited to the townhouse of a great English lord. Dinner was served, beverages imbibed, time passed as happens and Mr. Allen found he needed the privy. He was grateful to be directed to this... Relieved, you might say." (cont'd)
Abraham Lincoln: (cont'd) "Mr. Allen discovered on entering the water closet that the only decoration therein was a portrait of George Washington. Ethan Allen done what he came to do and returned to the drawing room. His host and the others were disappointed when he didn't mention Washington's portrait. And finally his lordship couldn't resist and asked Mr. Allen had he noticed it. The picture of Washington. He had. Well what did he think of its placement? Did it seem appropriately located to Mr. Allen? And Mr. Allen said it did. The host was astounded. "Appropriate? George Washington's likeness in a water closet?" "Yes," said Mr. Allen, "where it will do good service. The world knows nothing will make an Englishman sh*t quicker than the sight of George Washington." "
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill
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“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.”
“It’s best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” -Abraham Lincoln
“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln
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