Friday, June 19, 2009

His Unique Wisdom Still Echoes Through the Ages

'I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.'
--Abraham Lincoln. A tip of the cap for this from my friend Diane Ferri, the moving force behind the sublime Coexist blog.

7 Comments:

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Awwww - you're too kind - but THANK YOU!

 
At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

And I would have to say, seeds of civilization/civility...except in Donte's case.

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Diane, I must have visited your blog 200 times and missed that great quote of his along the side, until finally noticing it this week. Lou, right you are: one of Abe's lasting contributions is to remind us that we're all human, and that we owe civility and respect even to those with whom we've just fought a war. By setting the example of respecting his southern enemies, he reminded us that no one is beyond our respect.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Full Soul Ahead! said...

Great quote!

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Fess up, Michelle: you like Lincoln and his sayings because he was about the same height as you.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Height ain't nothin' but a number.

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

We'll accept that. If you were one of my guy friends, I'd respond differently. Something along the lines of "spoken like a true shorty." But then, you're not really so short for a woman. And just about everyone seems short when compared to Lincoln. Remember, at 6'-4" he was more like a 7-footer would be today, given the much shorter average height of his era.

 

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