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Indeed, no more gentle-hearted and kindly man is known to American history, not excepting Abraham Lincoln.
Numerous circumstances in the life of Grant illustrate his consideration for others.
This ordinary exterior, however, made it as difficult for me, as in the case of Abraham Lincoln, to persuade myself that he was destined to be one of the greatest arbiters of human fortunfoe.
there was one who was superior to this professional distrust of Grant, and that was Abraham Lincoln.
He had found a man who could accomplish, and the fortune of that man was thenceforth secu activities, to be succeeded by the contests in the forum of political discussion; the death of Lincoln and the succession of Johnson following so immediately upon the surrender of Lee threw the wholral distrust of politicians and political methods, and Grant had never learned the art of which Lincoln was the supreme master—that of utilizing the selfish ambitions of men to accomplish great patri