Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

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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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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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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Being President is like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail... A man in the crowd asked how he liked it, and his reply was that if it wasn't for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk. Abraham Lincoln
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The validity of internet quotes are getting sketchy nowadays Abraham Lincoln
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The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle. Abraham Lincoln
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Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. Abraham Lincoln
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I fear explanations explanatory of things explained. Abraham Lincoln
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At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can't eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum! Abraham Lincoln
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I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matterfor that I have determined for myself. Abraham Lincoln
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I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain. Abraham Lincoln
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I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was'. Abraham Lincoln
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Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time. Abraham Lincoln
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And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation... Abraham Lincoln
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We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny. Abraham Lincoln
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There is more involved in this contest than is realized by every one. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed. Abraham Lincoln
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I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. Abraham Lincoln
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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. Abraham Lincoln
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It's bad. It's damned bad. Abraham Lincoln
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Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt. 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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I never trusted a man who never smoked or drank. 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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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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A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man. Abraham Lincoln
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All men are created equal, except Negroes. Abraham Lincoln
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While I have often said that all men out to be free, yet I would allow those colored persons to be slaves who want to be; and next to them those white persons who argue in favor of making other people slaves. I am in favor of giving an opportunity to such white men to try it on for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't pray that God's on our side, pray that we're on his side. 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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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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Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. 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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A long visit to a friend is often a great bore. Never make people twice glad. Abraham Lincoln
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What I want is to get done what the people desire to have done, and the question for me is how to find that out exactly. Abraham Lincoln
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Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet. Abraham Lincoln
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We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart. Abraham Lincoln
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I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. Abraham Lincoln
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Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good. Abraham Lincoln
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I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace. Abraham Lincoln
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The land, the earth God gave to man for his home ... should never be the possession of any man, corporation, (or) society ... any more than the air or water. Abraham Lincoln
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Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world? Abraham Lincoln
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Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share. Abraham Lincoln
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There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races ... A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas ... Abraham Lincoln
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An allusion has been made to the Homestead Law. I think it worthy of consideration, and that the wild lands of the country should be distributed so that every man should have the means and opportunity of benefitting his condition. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't be fooled. I kept all my workout clothes in that top hat. Abraham Lincoln
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My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues. Abraham Lincoln
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Four score and seven days is too long between massages Abraham Lincoln
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One's only security in life comes from doing something uncommonly well. Abraham Lincoln
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...Anxiety beclouds the future... Abraham Lincoln
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Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away. Abraham Lincoln
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When the hour comes for dealing with slavery, I trust I will be willing to do my duty though it cost my life. Abraham Lincoln
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I do not allow myself to suppose that either the convention or the League, have concluded to decide that I am either the greatest or the best man in America, but rather they have concluded it is not best to swap horses while crossing the river, and have further concluded that I am not so poor a horse that they might not make a botch of it in trying to swap. Abraham Lincoln
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