It is very common in this country to find great facility of expression and less common to find great lucidity of thought. The combination of the two in one person is very uncommon; but wherever you do find it, you have a great man.

Abraham Lincoln to Edward Dicey, Macmillan’s Magazine (May, 1862), cited in Guelzo, Redeemer President

Just gonna leave this here on the night of Trump’s big speech. ‘Cause I’m thinking it’s more common now to find neither.

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