A quote by Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865
- Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln - Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln, Don E. Fehrenbacher and Virginia Fehrenbacher, eds. (1996), p. 43
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