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What do you think Lincoln's intended meaning was?

 
 
layman
 
Reply Sat 14 Feb, 2015 06:41 am
when he is purported to have said:

Quote:
“I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.” (Abe Lincoln)


Any thoughts?
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George
 
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Reply Sat 14 Feb, 2015 07:57 am
@layman,
If it ain't unexplained, don't explain it.

I'm unsure whether Lincoln ever said or wrote that.
I can find no primary source for it.
George
 
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Reply Sat 14 Feb, 2015 08:14 am
@George,
Ah, found it.

This was said to Stephen A. Douglas about his rationalizations of his
position on slavery.
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