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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:28 am 
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We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature."
Abraham Lincoln
16th president of US (1809 - 1865)

Anyone have a clear interpretation of Abraham Lincoln's quote? It would be extremely meaningful and offer insight to an individual whose parent wrote this inside a birthday card.

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It's from Lincoln's First Inaugural Address and he was sending a message to the secessionists. More info here:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt039.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Friendship has emotional feelings which has a wall of affection that is protected by a barrier of passion. Therefore when faced with obstacles in life which has a great amount of pressure, depression and oppression. Although they may weigh and press against the barriers of passion which makes the thoughts that brings happiness in friendship diactivated, however the passion will withold the negativity of life even though it may be strained, it will refuse to clash with the walls of affection and create a vast destruction of the heart that wounds the friendship. Lo and behold though the times of sadness seem like ages. Conversations become cold and memories seem soo old the angel of nature which is from heaven will activate(make you remember) the moments in memory of happiness and fill the individuals mind, heart and soul with joy and truth or as he said the mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched by the angels as i have already interpreted/explained...Hope my few words of wisdom bestow upon you! :idea:


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