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" I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not an indispensable quality. You are... "
Love, Life & Work: Being a Book of Opinions, Reasonably Good-natvred ... - Page 53
by Elbert Hubbard - 1906 - 149 pages
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Abraham Lincoln

Godfrey Rathbone Benson Baron Charnwood - 1917 - 482 pages
...soldier, which of course I like. I also believe that you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable, if not indispensable, quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm;...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 119

1917
...best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable,...which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than barm; but I think that during your predecessor's command, you have taken counsel of your ambition,...
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The Civil War, Volume 3, Issue 1

James I. Robertson - 1913 - 63 pages
...skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...does good rather than harm; but I think that during Gen. Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much...
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 3

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - 1888
...skilful soldier, which of course I like. I also believe you do not mix ix)litics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not indispensable quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm...
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Centralization of Federal Science Activities: Hearings, Ninety ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development - 1969 - 505 pages
...skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not indispensable quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, <loes good rather than harm....
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - 1977 - 288 pages
...skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...does good rather than harm. But I think that during Gen. Burnside's command of the Army, you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much...
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How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

Herman Hattaway, Archer Jones - 1991 - 762 pages
...skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your protession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...does good rather than harm. But I think that during Gen. Burnside's command of the Army, you have taken counsel ot your ambition, and thwarted him as much...
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Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle

Edward James Stackpole - 1988 - 398 pages
...skilful soldier, which, or course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...does good rather than harm. But I think that during Gen. Burnside's command of the Army you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much...
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Lincoln's Generals

Civil War Institute Gettysburg College Gabor S. Boritt Director - 1994 - 272 pages
...skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...does good rather than harm. But I think that during Gen. Burnside's command of the Army, you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much...
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - 1997 - 416 pages
...skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself,...within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm. After this preliminary praise, Lincoln then turned to a delicate matter: Hooker's indiscreet belittling...
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