domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012

Abraham Lincoln!

Abraham Lincoln illustration
Hi there!. This is my last caricature/sketch.
I always wanted to paint one of my favourite Presidents of the USA: Abraham Lincoln!.

I love these kind of sketches - pseudo illustrations. It's hard to stop painting it.

He was a wise and quiet man who was dramatically killed  when he was only 56.

His legacy among many other things as the finish of the slavery are these 10 sentences. Please read them  because they deserve a minute:

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”   

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.”

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

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