Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Great Lincoln quote

I just started Lincoln's Melancholy by Joshua Wolf Shenk. I found a Lincoln quote that Shenk used in his book that I think is cool. In 1859 Lincoln wrote:

"The inclination to exchange thoughs with one another is probably an original impulse of our nature. If I be in pain I wish to let you know it, and to ask your sympath and assistance; and my pleasureable emotions also, I wish to communicate to, and share with you."

That's Lincoln's take on human emotion. I'll leave that one for my readers to ponder tonight.

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