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Sickness of hope deferred,
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Of all the paradoxes of Lincoln's life, none is more powerful than the fact that the man who would come to be known throughout the world-from American schoolrooms to the tribal councils of the Caucasus Mountains-was deeply mysterious to the people who knew him best. "Those who have spoken most confidently of their knowledge of his personal qualities," wrote the Pennsylvania Republican Alexander McClure, "are, as a rule, those who saw least of them below the surface.

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

As late as 1820, families made three quarters of all goods-food, clothing, tools-for their own use.

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

The individuals in great dyads will be very different from each other and very much alike. These simultaneous extremes generate the deep rapport and energizing friction that define a creative pair.

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You," she said, "are the ugliest man I ever saw." Sadly, the man answered, "Perhaps so, but I can't help that." "No," the woman allowed, "but you might stay at home.

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An argument can be made-a rigorous, persuasive argument-that every good new thing results from a teeming complexity.

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People expected too much, pushed themselves too hard, and therefore brought strains upon their minds that they were constitutionally incapable of withstanding.

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

Sickness of hope deferred,

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

Her brother-in-law Ninian Edwards said bluntly, She could make a bishop forget his prayers.

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

History is not what happened in the past, but the best story we can tell with the available material

— Joshua Wolf Shenk

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