Perhaps a man’s character is like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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

In Noah Brooks "Lincoln's Imagination," _Scribner's Monthly (Aug 1879).

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