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" The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Two Wars: an Autobiography of General Samuel G. French ...: Mexican War; War ...

Samuel Gibbs French - Biography & Autobiography - 1901 - 452 pages
...Harper's Ferry, and for which he was apotheosized and numbered among the saints. Mr. Lincoln said: "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. Our case is new. We must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall...
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The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Volume 20

Electronic journals - 1920 - 1124 pages
...this from Abraham Lincoln spoken just preceding the reconstruction period following the Civil War. "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must arise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." The Executives of...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - Presidents - 1902 - 888 pages
...we all do better?" Object whatsoever is possible, still the question recurs, " Can we do better? " The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disinthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history....
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1902 - 604 pages
...'Can we all do better?' Object whatsoever is possible, still the question recurs, 'Can we do better ?' The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history....
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Army Letters, 1861-1865: Being Extracts from Private Letters to Relatives ...

Oliver Wilcox Norton - Appomattox Campaign, 1865 - 1903 - 400 pages
...last best hope of earth." I do hope that Congress will heartily support his plan, and remembering that "the dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present" will "rise to the occasion." I think I wrote to you at Warrenton what I thought of McClellan's removal,...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1905 - 412 pages
..."Can we all do better?" Object whatsoever is possible, still the question occurs, "Can we do better?" The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history....
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War Government, Federal and State, in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania ...

William Babcock Weeden - Indiana - 1906 - 430 pages
...will appear. President Lincoln, after mature reflection, could say in his message, December 1 : 2 " The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." For better, for worse, four millions of tribal Africans, chatteled in body and soul, were to be transformed...
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Everyday Ethics

Ella Lyman Cabot - Ethics - 1906 - 466 pages
...in Lincoln's appeal to Congress for the acceptance of his plan for emancipation with compensation. " The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise to meet it. As our case is new so must we think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1906 - 612 pages
...all do better?' j Object Whatsoever-ls pcrsslfile; stflTfnV question recurs, 'Can we do better ?' The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled highjvyith *dj ffkulty^jinj^w.ejn™^ rise^witfr ffie occasion. As our case is new, so wejnust think...
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Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry

Evan Wolfson - Law - 2007 - 258 pages
...Frederick Douglass, vol. 2, ed. Philip S. Foner (New York: International Publishers, 1950), p. 437. 37. "As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country" (Abraham Lincoln, "Second Annual Message...
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