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Abraham Lincoln
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I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry shall become much more general than at present. Abraham Lincoln
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Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths. Abraham Lincoln
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It is easiest to "be all things to all men," but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day. Abraham Lincoln
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I never trusted a man who never smoked or drank. Abraham Lincoln
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You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. Abraham Lincoln
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I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. Abraham Lincoln
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Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights. Abraham Lincoln
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In law it is a good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot. Abraham Lincoln
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As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. Abraham Lincoln
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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln
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I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. Abraham Lincoln
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It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. Abraham Lincoln
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I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying; and for this reason; I can never be satisfied with any one who would be blockhead enough to have me. Abraham Lincoln
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If, by the mere force of numbers, a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution-certainly would, if such right were a vital one. Abraham Lincoln
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Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced, and go out of the presence, and beyond the reach of each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them. Abraham Lincoln
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I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and part of States, are, and henceforward shall be free;... And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God. Abraham Lincoln
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Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be. Abraham Lincoln
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That [man] can compress the most words in the fewest ideas of any man I ever knew. Abraham Lincoln
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A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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If you don't want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully, A. Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln
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Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. Abraham Lincoln
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Important principles may and must be flexible. Abraham Lincoln
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If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. Abraham Lincoln
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Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause, honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. Abraham Lincoln
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It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln
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Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be. Abraham Lincoln
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If a house was on fire there could be but two parties. One in favor of putting out the fire. Another in favor of the house burning. Abraham Lincoln
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I always [or "often"] walk slowly, but I never walk backwards. Abraham Lincoln
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We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while. Abraham Lincoln
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Towering genius...thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves or enslaving freeman. Abraham Lincoln
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Do I not damage my enemies after i make them my close friends? Abraham Lincoln
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Your rights end where my nose begins. Abraham Lincoln
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I will learn, the opportunity will come. Abraham Lincoln
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If you have never failed you have never lived. Abraham Lincoln
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The legalized liquor business is the tragedy of our civilization. Alcohol is the greatest and most blighting curse of our modern civilization. The liquor seller is simply and only a privileged malefactor - a criminal. Abraham Lincoln
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To lead, you must touch men's hearts. Abraham Lincoln
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Never stir up litigation, a worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this, who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket? Abraham Lincoln
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The blessing always comes back to the door of the author. Abraham Lincoln
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Received as I am by the members of a legislature the majority of whom do not agree with me in political sentiments, I trust that I may have their assistance in piloting the ship of state through this voyage, surrounded by perils as it is; for if it should suffer wreck now, there will be no pilot ever needed for another voyage. Abraham Lincoln
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The negative principle that no law is free law, is not much known except among lawyers. Abraham Lincoln
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It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. Abraham Lincoln
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The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln
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I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. Abraham Lincoln
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It must now atone in blood for its complicity in wickedness. Abraham Lincoln
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Never do anything for anyone who can just as well do it themself Abraham Lincoln
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A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. Abraham Lincoln
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Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. Abraham Lincoln
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We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, look for victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us? Abraham Lincoln
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As long as the Almighty permitted intelligent men, created in his image and likeness, to fight in public and kill each other while the world looks on approvingly, it's not for me to deprive the chickens of the same privilege. Abraham Lincoln
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As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. Abraham Lincoln
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You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. Abraham Lincoln
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The difficult thing with quotes on the internet is verifying them Abraham Lincoln
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If i get 8 hours to cut a tree i'll spend 7 hours to sharp my knife. Abraham Lincoln
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If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend. Abraham Lincoln
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Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. Abraham Lincoln
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You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't judge a man by the size of his ego or his heart, but on the epicness of his beard and the beautiful woman on his arm Abraham Lincoln
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The US patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things Abraham Lincoln
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You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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Writing is the great invention of the world. Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln was asked by an aide about the church service he had attended. Lincoln responded that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent and the topic relevant. The aide said, "Then it was a good service?" Lincoln responded, "No." The aide protested, "But, Mr. President, you said that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent, and that the topic was relevant." "Yes," replied Lincoln, "but he didn't challenge us to do any great thing. Abraham Lincoln
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Laughter is the joyous universal evergreen of life! Abraham Lincoln
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The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. Abraham Lincoln
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I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual. Abraham Lincoln
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I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country. Abraham Lincoln
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The Lord spared the fitten and the rest he seen fitten to die. Abraham Lincoln
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I can make brigadier generals, but i can't make horses. Abraham Lincoln
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Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard, not half of them get there. Abraham Lincoln
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There is really no crisis except an artificial one...If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the trouble will come to an end. Abraham Lincoln
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