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John George Nicolay Quotes and Sayings

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In the early West, law and politics were parallel roads
to usefulness as well as distinction.
- John George Nicolay

It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's
single term in the House of Representatives at Washington
added practically nothing to his reputation.
- John George Nicolay

Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious
truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates.
Something must also be done to elect them.
- John George Nicolay

Activity in politics also produces eager competition and sharp rivalry.
- John George Nicolay

 

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never
gifted any political party with all of political wisdom
or blinded it with all of political folly.
- John George Nicolay

Lincoln's removal from New Salem to Springfield and
his entrance into a law partnership with Major John
T. Stuart begin a distinctively new period in his career.
- John George Nicolay

The function of the politician, therefore,
is one of continuous watchfulness and activity,
and he must have intimate knowledge of details if he
would work out grand results.
- John George Nicolay

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While Lincoln thus became a lawyer, he did not cease to remain a politician.
- John George Nicolay

Very few men are fortunate enough to gain distinction
during their first term in Congress.
- John George Nicolay

Lincoln's stature and strength, his intelligence and ambition -
in short,
all the elements which gave him popularity among men in New Salem,
rendered him equally attractive to the fair sex of that village.
- John George Nicolay

It turned out in the long run that Lincoln's credit
and the popular confidence that supported it were as
valuable both to his creditors and himself as if the
sums which stood over his signature had been gold coin in a solvent bank.
- John George Nicolay

The death of Mrs.
Lincoln was a serious loss to her husband and children.
Abraham's sister Sarah was only eleven years old,
and the tasks and cares of the little household were
altogether too heavy for her years and experience.
- John George Nicolay

The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then
first brought together that splendid group of young
men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished
services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
- John George Nicolay

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
- Henry David Thoreau

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

Self-pity in its early stages
is as snug as a feather mattress.
Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
- Maya Angelou

The early bird gets the worm,
but the second mouse gets the cheese.
- Anonymous

I always arrive late at the office,
but I make up for it by leaving early.
- Charles Lamb

History is a vast early warning system.
- Norman Cousins

He early on let her know who is the boss.
He looked her right in the eye and clearly said, "You're the boss."
- Anonymous humor

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

I don't believe one grows older.
I think that what happens early on in life is that
at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
- T. S. Eliot

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Formula for success: rise early, work hard,
strike oil.
- J. Paul Getty

The biggest mistakes, early on, involved foreign policy
and involved the strategy for health care.
- Sidney Blumenthal

In America today, the percentage of children and adolescents
who are defined as overweight is more than double what
it was in the early 1970s.
- Lois Capps

Men and women are not born inconstant:
they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
- Andre Maurois

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones.
That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to
immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay

I deal with guys in their 20s and early 30s who are presidents of companies,
who are movie directors.
- Peter Criss

I was raised Baptist, and I like the fact that I got
my conscience installed early.
- Octavia Butler

The only spoof I think is the title,
which was just we thought of very early on and it kind of stuck.
- Simon Pegg

I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it.
Except the one time I went out to take Early Wynn out.
I stuck out my hand and he hit me right in the stomach with the ball.
- Al Lopez

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement
plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time
to deserving employees until three years later.
Unfortunately, later is now.
- Jodi Rell

Something I learned very early on in my career is that
there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
- Charlize Theron

Also I played on a lot of demos in the early days of the Stones.
- Jim Sullivan

To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition
and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life -
that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
- Chaim Potok

I didn't have a normal background - I was completely
demented from a very early age!
- Bill Paxton

Although even when I am being idle I have plenty of
food for thought both early and late -
thoughts both about and not about art.
- Gustav Klimt

I like some of the early silent films because I love
to watch how actors had to play then.
What would interest me today is to do a silent film.
- Catherine Deneuve

Also, I walk and hike in several different nearby parks
near our home several early mornings a week.
- Malcolm Boyd

When you're in your early 20s your love life seems
to explode every 20 minutes or so.
By the time you've reached your thirties,
it is every five or ten years.
- Patrick Marber

Jack Dempsey and I became friends in the very early 1920s.
- Paul Getty

I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment
for the people who had written films in the early,
early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all.
- Fay Wray

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early
bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

I wanted to be a director and producer and writer,
but in the early '40's the union wouldn't let you get through the gates.
You couldn't get on a crew, or even learn to direct.
- Larry Buchanan

How the early priests came into possession of these secrets does not appear,
and if there were ever any records of this kind the
Church would hardly allow them to become public.
- Harry Houdini

I knew early on after the first couple episodes were
fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here.
But I always questioned whether or not it would work.
- Steve Burns

It's so warm now, and Thanksgiving came so early -
is it just me,
or does it not really feel like Ramadan?
- David Letterman

I have been surrounded by artists and paintings throughout my life.
My father Ted Dyer is an artist, and from a very early
age I have spent time painting and drawing.
- John Dyer

I like getting up early.
I get up around five.
- Marilu Henner

They were written in the early '90s when I was strapped for cash.
- Jonathan Coe

I was blessed in the sense that I got handed so much early on in life.
I got a lot of the things people go through their 20s and 30s craving.
- Sheena Easton

My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s.
Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
- Richard Gere

Writers' bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the
shock of a copy editor's early wake-up call.
- Bill Walsh

I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey.
And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
- Babe Ruth

I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a
very big influence on my early stuff.
- Robin Trower

The early American arrived at a land of which he knew nothing.
- Francis Parker Yockey

The early firings contained many stones.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Early on, I found the attention completely embarrassing.
I'd cringe if I saw my picture on the cover of a magazine.
- Julie Christie

There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background.
In the later work some of that tends to diminish,
but it's certainly present in the early work.
- Chaim Potok

For a time during the early settlement of this country
peace and goodwill prevailed,
only to be followed later by violent and relentless warfare.
- Nelson A. Miles

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses,
which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
- Bill Vaughan

In the early ages, I believe not much thought was given
to what man is and what his real functions should be,
and what is the real purpose of his life.
- Morarji Desai

My first two books are out of print and,
okay, they can sleep there comfortably.
It's early work, derivative work.
- Mary Oliver


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