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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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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...for good or ill, have a hand in choosing their destinies. "Fellow-citizens," he warned, "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."38 If one detects here a conflict in Lincoln's...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - History - 2002 - 992 pages
...Lincoln tried to summarize the progress of the war and its shifting goals. "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 last generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not...
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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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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
...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 this Administration...The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation." Those same words apply to us here today. A century...
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Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Competing Perspectives on Two ...

William D. Pederson, Michael R. Williams - History - 2003 - 287 pages
...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 this administration...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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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - History - 2002 - 324 pages
...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 this administration,...The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation."40 To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton he read...
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Abraham Lincoln Sculpture Created by Avard T. Fairbanks

Eugene F. Fairbanks, Avard Tennyson Fairbanks - 2002 - 168 pages
...think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. We cannot escape history: We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility in giving freedom to the slaves,...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - History - 2003 - 236 pages
...past, present, and future in a passage of unsurpassed eloquence and power: Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this 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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