"Someone once told me ‘time is a flat circle’. Everything we’ve done or will do we’re gonna do over and over and over again. And that little boy and that little girl, they’re gonna be in that room again. And again. And again. Forever."
In Lincoln’s case, emphasis on the sword.
#5. Abe Lincoln Narrowly Avoided Getting Shot to Death in a Duel
It all started in 1842, when the Springfield Journal published letters from one “Aunt Becca” accusing [attorney James] Shields…of being “a ballroom dandy, floatin’ about on the earth without heft or substance, just like a lot of cat-fur where cats had been fightin’.” … Shields vowed that there would be “coffee and pistols for two” once he discovered the true author of the letters. And that’s where Lincoln comes in — because the author was none other than Mary Todd, aka the future Mary Todd Lincoln. … Lincoln was forced to accept Shields’ challenge on his fiancee’s behalf. And that was a problem, because Shields was an experienced marksman, whereas Lincoln had little experience in the art of remotely drilling holes in other humans. Abe did have two things going for him, though: A) he got to set the terms of the duel, and B) he was basically superhuman. Lincoln used those two things to his every advantage: The duel would take place in a tiny arena where the participants would be separated by a wooden plank (stepping over the plank would mean forfeiture), and rather than Shields’ preferred weapon of choice (pistols), they would use fucking broadswords.