The Best Men

By The World, New York, February 7, 1908

Tolstoy on Lincoln

By Edwin M. Stanton , April 15, 1865

“Now He Belongs to the Ages”

By Edward Bates,Attorney General

“Comes Very Near being a Perfect Man”

By Ulysses S. Grant

“He was Incontestably the Greatest Man I Ever Knew.”

By John Hay , September 5, 1866, August 7, 1863

“The Greatest Character Since Christ”

By John Hay , August 7, 1863

“I Believe the Hand of God Placed him Where he is”

By William H. Seward ,April 20,1865

“If He had been Alive”

“Lincoln will Reach the Higher Position in History”

By Salmon P. Chase , August 6, 1862

“His Frank, Genial, Generous Face and Direct Simplicity of Bearing, Took all Hearts.” 

By David D. Porter , 1865

“How Could one Avoid Liking Such a Man”

By David D. Porter , April 4, 1865

“He Really Seemed of another World”

By David D. Porter , 1865

“He’s the Best Man I Ever Knew or Ever Expect to Know”

By William T. Sherman , March 28, 1865

“Of all the Men I Ever Met”

By William Pitt Fessenden , 1865

“the chosen chief magistrate of this great people”

By John Bigelow

“His Greatness Was Peculiar”

By William Cullen Bryant, 1860

“Such are the True Leaders of the Nation”

By Marquis de Chambrun , April 9, 1865

“Mount Vernon and Springfield”


By John Sanford Barnes, April 15, 1865

“Remained with me and has Never Left Me”


By Charles Francis Adams, Jr., March 7, 1865

“That Rail-splitting Lawyer is One of the Wonders of the Day”

By Frederick Douglass, March 4, 1865

“Like a Mountain Pine High above the Others”

By Charles A. Leale,  April 14, 1865

“The Memory of that Scene has Never been Effaced”



Emil Ludwig,”Abraham Lincoln: And the Times that Tried His Soul”

“He has Fascinated me for Years”

Dale Carnegie,“Lincoln, the Unknown”

“The More I Read, The More Fascinated I Became”

Doris Kearns Goodwin,“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”

“The Fascination of Abraham Lincoln”




By George Harding, 1862

“He is Capable of More than that”

By Edwin M. Stanton,By Horace Porter,April, 1865

“He would Break down and Weep Bitterly”

By Arthur Conan Doyle

Abraham Lincoln in “The Problem of Thor Bridge”