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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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I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens. Abraham Lincoln
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Teach hope to all, despair to none. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't trust every quote on the internet. Abraham Lincoln
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I am slow to listen to criminations among friends, and never espouse their quarrels on either side. My sincere wish is that both sides will allow bygones to be bygones, and look to the present & future only. Abraham Lincoln
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The political horizon looks dark and lowering; but the people, under Providence, will set all right. Abraham Lincoln
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I wish all men to be free. I wish the material prosperity of the already free which I feel sure the extinction of slavery would bring. Abraham Lincoln
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In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party. Abraham Lincoln
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Gratefully accepting the proffered honor, [to inscribe a new legal work to him] I give the leave, begging only that the inscription may be in modest terms, not representing me as a man of great learning, or a very extraordinary one in any respect. Abraham Lincoln
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The case of Andrews is really a very bad one, as appears by the record already before me. Yet before receiving this I had orderedhis punishment commuted to imprisonmentand had so telegraphed. I did this, not on any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the butchering business lately. Abraham Lincoln
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I was born and have ever remaind [sic] in the most humble walks of life. Abraham Lincoln
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I am not an accomplished lawyer. Abraham Lincoln
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If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to bevery much chagrined. 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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Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both. Abraham Lincoln
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Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space. Abraham Lincoln
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The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn. Abraham Lincoln
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Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. 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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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. Abraham Lincoln
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A lawyer's time and advice are his(her) stock in trade. Abraham Lincoln
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The problem with quotes on the internet is it is hard to verify their authenticity Abraham Lincoln
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Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war. 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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The Democracy of to-day hold the liberty of one man to be absolutely nothing, when in conflict with another mans right of property. Republicans, on the contrary, are for both the man and the dollar; but in cases of conflict, the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln
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Let us renew our trust in god, and go forward without fear. Abraham Lincoln
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I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. 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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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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I don't s'pose anybody on earth likes gingerbread better'n I do-and gets less'n I do. Abraham Lincoln
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With malice towards none; with charity for all.... Abraham Lincoln
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If they do kill me, I shall never die another death. Abraham Lincoln
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I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views. Abraham Lincoln
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Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. Abraham Lincoln
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I walk slowly, but never backwards. Abraham Lincoln
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Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you. Abraham Lincoln
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You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. Abraham Lincoln
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When Judge Douglas says that whoever, or whatever community, wants slaves, they have a right to have them, he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong in the institution; but if you admit that it is wrong, he cannot logically say that anybody has a right to do wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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An inspection of the Constitution will show that the right of property in a slave in not "distinctly and expressly affirmed" in it. Abraham Lincoln
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I say now, however, as I have all the while said, that on the territorial question - that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices, - I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation. Abraham Lincoln
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Military glory-that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood-that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy... Abraham Lincoln
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If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time. Abraham Lincoln
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The good old maxims of the Bible are applicable, and truly applicable to human affairs, and in this as in other things, we may say here that he who is not for us is against us; he would gathereth not with us scattereth. Abraham Lincoln
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Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be every where for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell. Abraham Lincoln
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I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God. Abraham Lincoln
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The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace whose joyous expression can not be restrained. In the midst of this, however, He, from Whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated. Abraham Lincoln
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The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
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It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, "You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it." Abraham Lincoln
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