Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Abraham Lincoln

Art of Jason Pruett: Abe Lincoln – Icon

In honor of Donald Trump’s bizarro news conference announcing his candidacy for President, I give you a good old Honest Abe twofer.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

“He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met.”

–President Abraham Lincoln

By JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels, growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.

3 replies on “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Abraham Lincoln”

I love the fact that I live in a country where a crazy man like Donald Trump can run for president (in “The People v Larry Flynt”, Larry Flynt (as played by Woody Harrleson) said “a pig has the same rights as the president” and the fact that Trump has every right to run for president shows that in the US, a crazy man, a bigot, has the same rights as everybody else, which is what this country is about (freedom of speech, freedom of expression). That said, I wouldn’t vote for Trump if you paid me to.


I agree one hundred percent–how crazy boring would elections be without the eccentrics in the bunch. I sure do wish our society would create another Great Leader every once in a while, just to balance things out. We won’t get one this time, unfortunately. Maybe never again, and the best we can hope for is some laughter.

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