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" Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 407
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation

Henry D. Sokolski - History - 2001 - 160 pages
...for our deliberation. I quote, paraphrasing slightly: "We cannot escape history. We of this meeting will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...or another of us. The fiery trial through which we are passing will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. "We say we are for Peace....
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Best of Intentions: America's Campaign Against Strategic Weapons Proliferation

Henry D. Sokolski - Political Science - 2001 - 160 pages
...significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we are passing will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. "We say we are for Peace. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save Peace. The world...
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From Rail-splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860 ...

Gary L. Bunker - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 387 pages
...I beg to state that we cannot hope to escape History, who will be after us with a very sharp stick. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. My own hopes of being spared on the latter count are consequently dashed, in which I share a disappointment...
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Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq: Markup ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations - Iraq - 2002 - 197 pages
...difficult, but our only real option is to act. Over a century ago in another conflict Lincoln said, "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation." Those same words apply to us here today. A century ago, Britain stood majestically at the height of...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - History - 2002 - 324 pages
...presidency gave Lincoln's mind still more ease in this respect. "Fellow-citizens," he said in 1862, "we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation."40 To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton he read aloud Fitz-Greene Halleck's poem "Marco...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...from Lincoln's message to the nation in 1862, the first year of another American war: Fellow Citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us .... in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. Eighty years after Lincoln delivered that message,...
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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

History - 2003 - 240 pages
...is new, so must we think anew and act anew. . . . Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass, will light...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth. . . . The way ... if followed, the...
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The American Creed: A Biography of the Declaration of Independence

Forrest Church - History - 2003 - 180 pages
...as he guided it. "We cannot escape history," Lincoln told his countrymen at the height of the war. "The fiery trial through which we pass, will light...down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. ... In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give,...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - History - 2003 - 236 pages
...linking past, present, and future in a passage of unsurpassed eloquence and power: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves.... The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.......
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The Rockies

David Sievert Lavender - History - 2003 - 404 pages
...Abraham Lincoln advised a beleaguered North in December 1862, "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us." If we do not learn from history, we are fated to learn the lessons again. What then is this beyond...
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