Law Office of Francis J. McDonough, Jr., PLLC



Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Posted by Francis J. McDonough, Jr. on April 7, 2013 at 3:45 PM

In his early years practicing law, Abraham Lincoln often had to travel across Illinois in all kinds of weather to get to a trial. One bitter winter day, Lincoln rode into town where court was to be held. When he checked into the inn next to the courthouse, he found the fireplace in the sitting room surrounded by all the other lawyers in town discussing their cases.

"Cold out there, eh?' remarked one of the lawyers.

"Colder than hell," agreed Lincoln.

"You've been there too, Lincoln?" asked another.

"Yup," Lincoln said with a smile, "and it's just like here - all the lawyers are standing right next to the fire."

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever you can."

Abraham Lincoln

Credit: The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, A Treasury of Quotations, Anecdotes and Observations, James C. Humes, Beckon Books, 1996


Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply JamosDer
3:45 AM on May 31, 2021 
Useful facts. With thanks.
Reply JamosDer
7:07 AM on June 3, 2021 
You actually mentioned it fantastically!
how to write an introduction for a persuasive essay
homeworks help
essay about website
help writing thesis statement
how to write an compare and contrast essay
argumentative essay
what is the website that writes essays for you
custom college essay writing service
xyz homework
best college application essay service
writing websites
how to write argument essay
Reply JamosDer
7:59 PM on June 3, 2021 
Wow a lot of awesome info!
where to buy essays
help dissertation
essay help websites
thesis writing
professional essay writers
essay writing services review
starting college essay
essay rewriter
do my essay for cheap
paper help
writing essay introduction
write my essays
steps in writing an essay
Reply JamosDer
9:14 AM on June 4, 2021 
Thanks. Ample information.
pay you to write my essay
essay writings
in an essay help you guide
dissertation help
persuasive essay on why college athletes should be paid
research dissertation
how to write an essay proposal
homework now
scholarship essays for college
undergraduate coursework
college success essay
paper writing services
write my essay today
Reply JamosDer
9:54 PM on June 4, 2021 
Very good material. Regards!
writing analytical essay
dissertations online
can money buy you happiness essay
thesis writing
awesome college essays
online coursework
writing a critique essay
dissertation writing services
college essay writing company
essay writing service
how to write an conclusion for an essay
define dissertation
effective college essays
Reply JamosDer
10:52 AM on June 5, 2021 
Amazing plenty of amazing info.
essay services reviews
help writing thesis
essay writing graphic organizers
dissertation research
writing the personal essay
resume writing service
steps in writing a persuasive essay
writing dissertations
words to use when writing an essay
help writing paper
best essay writing site
define thesis
buying an essay
Reply JamosDer
11:48 PM on June 5, 2021 
Wonderful information, With thanks.
words to use when writing an essay
thesis help
online help with essay writing
thesis writing service
the help essay on racism
writing thesis
the best college essay ever
help dissertation
admission essay writing services
phd thesis help
high school essay writing prompts
thesis writing help
national junior honor society essay help
Reply JamosDer
8:19 PM on June 6, 2021 
Wow tons of beneficial info.
rx pharmacy
Reply JamosDer
2:56 AM on June 8, 2021 
Fantastic content. Thanks a lot!
law essay help
buying an essay
how to write an essay about your self
writing essays online
Reply JamosDer
3:49 AM on June 9, 2021 
Nicely put. Thanks.
uc essay help
help starting an essay
college admissions essay prompts
how to write critique essay
Reply JamosDer
5:35 AM on June 10, 2021 
You reported this exceptionally well.
what is a college essay
paid essay writing
how to write an exploratory essay
how to write a visual analysis essay
Reply JamosDer
6:35 AM on June 11, 2021 
Beneficial postings. Thanks!
personal essay for college application
how to write an essay about yourself for college
writing an essay conclusion
amazing college essay
Reply JamosDer
8:53 AM on June 12, 2021 
Nicely put, Thanks!
which essay writing service is the best
essay about myself for college
essay writing review
how to write a successful college essay
Reply JamosDer
10:16 AM on June 13, 2021 
Nicely put, Thanks!
best online essay editing service
how to write a leadership essay
help write essay for me
best college admission essay
Reply JamosDer
5:52 PM on June 14, 2021 
Amazing tons of good knowledge!
Reply JamosDer
5:29 AM on June 16, 2021 
Beneficial advice. Cheers.
Reply JamosDer
6:56 AM on June 17, 2021 
You made your stand pretty well..