Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Abraham Lincoln (180965)
You have heard the story, havent you, about the man who was tarred and feathered and carried out of town on a rail? A man in the crowd asked him how he liked it. His reply was that if it was not for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk.
President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, response to a friend from Springfield asking how he liked being president, c. 1861.Emanuel Hertz, Lincoln Talks: A Biography in Anecdote, pp. 25859 (1939).