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" Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 286
1924 - 304 pages
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St. Nicholas, Volume 33

Mary Mapes Dodge - 1906
...contained in the closing paragraph. " Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition," he wrote. " Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that...rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall sutceed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. I am young, and unknown to many of you....
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The Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William M. Thayer - 1882 - 395 pages
...me. However, upon the subjects of which I have treated I have spoken as I have thought. . . . Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem." His opponents made fun of his appearance wherever he spoke ; and it must be confessed that there was...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - 1888
...shall be ready to renounce them. (Address to the people of Sangamon County in 1832 or 1833.) Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. (Address to the people of Sangamon County, 1832 or 1833.) The institution of slavery is founded on...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - 1891 - 398 pages
...wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them. . . . Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. . . . I was born, and have ever remained, in the most humble walks of life. I have no wealthy or powerful relations...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865, Volume 64

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...times wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous I shall be ready to renounce them. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far 1 shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed. I am young and unknown to many...
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Abraham Lincoln, the First American

David Decamp Thompson - 1894 - 236 pages
...wishes to hinder him." XX "Suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation." XX "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem." XX " Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature — opposition to it in his love of justice."...
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Abraham Lincoln, the First American

David Decamp Thompson - 1894 - 236 pages
...wishes to hinder him." XX " Suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation." XX "Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. "Whether...fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem." XX " Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature — opposition to it in his love of justice."...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln - 1894
...upon the questions of the day : " Every man is said to have his precious ambition," he observed, " and whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that...no other so great as that of being truly esteemed by my fellow men by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying...
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The True Story of Abraham Lincoln, the American: Told for Boys and Girls

Elbridge Streeter Brooks - 1896 - 239 pages
...he concluded his printed address to the voters of Sangamon county. It is typical of the man: " Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...I am young and unknown to many of you. I was born in the humble walks of life. I have no wealth or popular relatives or friends to recommend me. My case...
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McClure's Magazine, Volume 6

1896
...wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them. " Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether...other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow- ; men by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this...
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