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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. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: For the Young Man and the Sabbath School - Page 148
by William Cunningham Gray - 1868 - 200 pages
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The Constitution in Wartime: Beyond Alarmism and Complacency

Mark Tushnet, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law Mark Tushnet - History - 2005 - 261 pages
...Addressing Congress in December 1862, Abraham Lincoln said, "The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves,...
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Time Alive: Celebrate Your Life Every Day

Alexandra Stoddard - Self-Help - 2009 - 224 pages
...legacy of joy during his time alive, struggling with rare bravery. Joy is yours when you are courageous. THE OCCASION IS PILED HIGH WITH DIFFICULTY, AND WE MUST RISE WITH THE OCCASION. ABRAHAM LINCOLN *72* Refresh your Inner Life CONTEMPLATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF ACTIVITY. ARISTOTLE...
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THE AGE of RAND: IMAGINING <br>AN OBJECTIVIST FUTURE WORLD

Frederick Cookinham - Philosophy - 2005 - 488 pages
...in the last two centuries, we have seen millions of earnest college students solemnly declaring that the dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. Things are not as simple as your parents used to think they were. You have to be open to new ideas....
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American Science Fiction TV: Star Trek, Stargate, and Beyond

Jan Johnson-Smith - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 308 pages
...Civil War tore into the Union, Abraham Lincoln made his second Address to Congress and remarked that the 'dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present'. 32 Equally, it can be said that many of the icons and ideologies of the Western are inadequate to the...
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - Humor - 2005 - 316 pages
...is changing so fast nowadays you couldn't stay wrong all the time even if you tried. —Will Rogers The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present... As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Imagination...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...since the battle of Antietam that fatigue anything? Letter to George B. McClellan, 24 Oct. 1862 36 usalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills?...preface (1804-1810) 21 I will not cease from mental Annual Message to Congress, 1 Dec. 1862 37 Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...a simple formulation for America: "can we do better?" "The dogmas of the quiet past," he continued, "are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion...disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country." "Fellow citizens," Lincoln concluded, "ive cannot escape history. . . . The fiery trial through which...
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Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

Larry Chang - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2006 - 817 pages
...capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be. ~ John Stuart Mill, 1806-1873 ~ The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the...anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865 ~ Message to Congress, 1862 December 1 There is an incessant influx of...
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Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the ...

Thomas E. Schneider - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 224 pages
...sincerity, calls the "unmatched heights of eloquence" attained in the close of his message to Congress? The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the...must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall our selves, and then we shall save our country. Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
..."Can we all do better?" Object whatsoever is possible, still the qucstion 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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