You find a lot of references and books with quotes from Abraham Lincoln which are most interesting politically and biographically, and many of which are perfect snapshots of their times. He was an unusual man, Honest Abe, and could certainly turn a phrase.
But there's one "quote" that intrigues me and tickles my funnybone and which I wonder if anyone can tell me whether or not he actually is responsible for uttering it.
Known for his home-spun, down-home, earthy, or plain-spoken sense of humor--depending on a contemporary's personal opinion of him--he is said to have said,
If this is tea, bring me coffee. If this is coffee, bring me tea.
Not sure why that appeals to me, but everytime I think of it, I riflmss--roll in floor laughing myself silly.
And in my humble opinion, it sounds just like something Honest Abe would have observed about a watery, tasteless beverage--even in war time.
So pour yourself another cup of...whatever...and let me know if you know if Abraham Lincoln said it, ok?