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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1498
AUTHOR:Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)
QUOTATION:You have heard the story, haven’t 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.
ATTRIBUTION: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. 258–59 (1939).
SUBJECTS:Presidency
WORKS:Abraham Lincoln Collection
 
 
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