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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... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Page 170
by John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 pages
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Private Needs, Public Selves: Talk about Religion in America, Volume 10

John K. Roth - Religion - 1997 - 262 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. . . . We — even we here— hold the power,...
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The Long Schoolroom: Lessons in the Bitter Logic of the Poetic Principle

Allen R. Grossman - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 213 pages
...of the same speech begins: "Fellow citizens we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and tftis 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."24 By deleting the abstract pattern of internal...
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Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle

Anthony Tommasini - Biography & Autobiography - 1997 - 605 pages
...politicians at the concert will be saved from hearing Lincoln's brooding words: "Fellow Citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves." Everyone in the cultural community was waiting for Virgil Thomson's strong voice. But publicly he was...
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Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit

Louise Bachelder - Biography & Autobiography - 1997
...Address, Washington, March 4, 1861] WE CANNOT ESCAPE HISTORY Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this Administration,...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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The Debate On the American Civil War Era

Hugh Tulloch - History - 1999 - 255 pages
...their secretarial assistance. ix Fellow citizens, we can not 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 . . . We, even we here, hold the power and bear...
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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
...STATEMENT OF HON. MARGE ROUKEMA, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY "We cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this 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...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. . . . We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last,...
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Social Science Quotations: Who Said What, When, and Where

David L. Sills, Robert King Merton - Social Science - 2000 - 437 pages
...its own termination. First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1861. 1989:217. 3 Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this 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
...Republicans from being compelled to listen to Lincoln's brooding words: 'Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this 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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