UNUM Ken Burns: “Lincoln felt he had failed the people with his short address, and yet, those 269 words were spoken and all speeches that came thereafter were measured against it.”
From the comments on Youtube:
Rav Suri: These words are, in equal measure, poetry and policy, idealism and understanding, compassion and courage. They mark one of mankind’s finest moments.
Jason Patterson: It always gets me, the humility of a man who feels ashamed of one the the greatest speeches in his countries history because of it’s 2 minute duration.