Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life

Lincoln on Law Leadership and Life Wisdom and stories from one of America s most unique legal minds Abraham Lincoln s success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal c

  • Title: Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life
  • Author: Jonathan White
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Wisdom and stories from one of America s most unique legal minds Abraham Lincoln s success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, this self taught prairie lawyer deftly led the nation by relying on the core principles he honed in his early career honestly, self discipline, and a powerful senseWisdom and stories from one of America s most unique legal mindsAbraham Lincoln s success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, this self taught prairie lawyer deftly led the nation by relying on the core principles he honed in his early career honestly, self discipline, and a powerful sense of social responsibility Aspiring and practicing lawyers alike often looked to Lincoln for guidance and his hard won wisdom is as relevant today as ever.Drawn from his correspondence with aspiring attorneys as well as observations from friends and colleagues, Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life is an insightful collection of Lincoln s timeless quotes, quips, and stories This should be required reading in every law school in America Frank J Williams, retired Chief Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court, and founding chair of The Lincoln Forum.

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    1. In this compact volume, Jonathan White presents the best of the best wisdom and advice from Abraham Lincoln. Most of these Lincoln gems were written for the purpose of giving young lawyers sage counsel on how to conduct themselves honorably in their profession. But much of what is included here, such as Lincoln's statement "resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer" can not only be applied to those [...]

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