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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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Abraham Lincoln: A Character Sketch

Robert Dickinson Sheppard - 1903 - 180 pages
...anew, and act anew. We must disenthral ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history! We of this congress and...pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Watson Gilder - Illinois - 1905
...anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The...
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The Financial Services Act of 1999: Hearings Before the ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Finance and Hazardous Materials - Banking law - 1999 - 202 pages
...PREPARED STATEMENT OF HON. MARGE ROUKEMA, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Those words remain as true today as they were the day Abraham Lincoln uttered them in 1862 and they...
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Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens

Marianne Williamson - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...Lincoln, in his 1862 Annual Message, echo to us now: "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We . . . will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal...pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. . . . We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." Americans...
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Banners to the Breeze: The Kentucky Campaign, Corinth, and Stones River

Earl J. Hess - History - 2000 - 252 pages
...demonstrated his genius for grasping the moment and urging others to follow his course when he said that 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. . . . We shall nobly save, or meanly...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...organic law for its own termination. First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861. 1989:217. 3 Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give,...
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Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man

Howard Pollack - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 690 pages
...assembled Republicans from being compelled to listen to Lincoln's brooding words: 'Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.' " Notwithstanding Busbey's rhetoric about all the "fine, patriotic and thoroughly American composers,"...
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To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson

Charlton Heston - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 128 pages
..."We . . . cannot escape history," Lincoln said. "[We] will be remembered in spite of ourselves. . . . The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation." And, "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. We must...
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...after all, for good or ill, have a hand in choosing their destinies. "Fellow-citizens," he warned, "we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation."38 If one detects here a conflict in Lincoln's history between individual responsibility...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...December i, Lincoln tried to summarize the progress of the war and its shifting goals. "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and...pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the last generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how...
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