Though he's well-known for his honesty and integrity, Lincoln was a gifted writer and wordsmith. The book, The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: An A-Z Compendium of Quotes from the Most Eloquent of American Presidents, contains many gems, some profound, some funny. Abe on elections: "The ballot is stronger than the bullet." On slavery: "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." On hypocrisy: "During a debate, Stephen Douglas accused Lincoln of being two faced. 'I leave it to you, my friends,' Lincoln retorted, turning toward his audience, 'if I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?'"