Saturday, November 7, 2009

Quote For the Day

I just finished reading an excellent, non-fiction, young persons book entitled Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman. It won the 1988 John Newbery medal. My purpose for this post is not to give a book review, but a quote found therein; however, I highly recommend the book. Here is a link for the book Lincoln: A Photobiography.

And now, the quote:

Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world…. enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.

Abraham Lincoln

From lecture before the Springfield Library Association, February 22, 1860.

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