A Lincoln scholar and performer brings the warmth, wisdom, and humor of our sixteenth president alive in a collection of inspiring quotations on achievement, responsibility, simplicity, and other timeless values that form the foundation of a meaningful life.
The Words Lincoln Lived By is a stirring, inspirational treasury of quotations from our greatest and most admired president. Composed of Lincoln’s profound observations—one for every week of the year, each followed by a short commentary that provides historical context—the book offers rich material for interpretation, reflection, and spiritual guidance. In these pages, Lincoln, famed as an orator, shares his wisdom on courage and determination, compassion and compromise, tolerance and tact—the essential traits that define character. The timeless impact of his words is as powerful as the achievements that have helped to make him an American hero.
Dr. Griessman is an internationally known author and professional speaker on high achievers and peak performance, time management, and trends in society. He often appears on TV and radio, and his award-winning presentations have aired on WCNN and on TBS. The author of seven books and research monographs, plus articles for newspapers and magazines in the United States and abroad, he has written a one-man play on Abraham Lincoln. As actor and playwright, he has performed at Ford’s Theatre and aboard the famed carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln. Griessman has taught at the College of William and Mary, North Carolina State University, Auburn University, Tuskegee University, Georgia Tech, and at the University of Islamabad in Pakistan, where he was a Fulbright professor. He is past president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Speakers Association, a fellow of the American Anthropological Association, and a member of the Television Academy.