TITLE: Abraham Lincoln on Reading the Comment Section AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: February 25, 2014 3:31 PM DESC: ----- BODY: From Abraham Lincoln's last public address:
As a general rule, I abstain from reading the reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I cannot properly offer an answer.
These remarks came two days after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House. Lincoln was facing abuse from the North and the South, and from within his party and without. The great ones speak truths that outlive their times. -----