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Lincoln had entirely outgrown juvenile delight in religious argument. Talking with God seemed to the mature Lincoln more important than talking about Him.
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A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.

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It is the vocation of the Christian in every generation to out-think all opposition.

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The profound paradox is that the great man became more confident in his approach to others, including the man of his own Cabinet, but he recognized that his major confidence was not himself but in Another.

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Always, in Lincoln's mature theology, there is paradox. There is starting this, yet there is also tenderness; there is melancholy, yet there is also humor: there is moral law, yet there is also compassion. History is the scene of the working out God's justice, which we can never escape, but it is also the scene of the revelation of the everlasting mercy.

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Man is most free when he is most guided.

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God, Lincoln believed, is seen more clearly events that in nature, though He maybe seen there also. It is a majestic thing, thought Lincoln, for a person to be RESPONSIBLE.

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The Biblical language was so deeply embedded in the great man's mind that it became his normal way of speaking.

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He (Lincoln) was accustomed to hearing words, many of them boring, but he was not accustomed to group silence.

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Contradiction is the perfect evidence, he (Lincoln) thought, of human fallibility.

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Lincoln was equidistant from the heresy which makes a person believed that he can do nothing, and the opposite heresy which makes them suppose that he is the master of his own fate.

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The question, he (Lincoln) said over and over, is not what a man's particular abilities may be, but what his rights are as a human being made in God's image.

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