"Lincoln and Short Sermons":
One of the lines attributed to Lincoln that was included in the movie gives insight into his thoughts about public speaking. If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ll remember Lincoln joking as he repeated the words of a preacher:Lincoln and Short Sermons | PhilipNation.net
“I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I’m too lazy to stop.”It can be a painfully true statement.
The sermons in which I have been lax on preparation are also the ones in which I tend to ramble more aimlessly. ....