He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American lawyer, politician, US President (1861-65)

Quoted in Frederick Trevor Hill, Lincoln the Lawyer, ch. 19 (1906). Hill adds, "History has considerately sheltered the identity of the victim."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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