Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
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The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow [sic] which can be done to-day [sic]. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done. Abraham Lincoln
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When I have a particular case in hand, I have that motive and feel an interest in the case, feel an interest in ferreting out the questions to the bottom, love to dig up the question by the roots and hold it up and dry it before the fires of the mind. Abraham Lincoln
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If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way. Abraham Lincoln
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In those days, our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all, and thought to include all; but now, to aid in the making the bondage of the negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, and sneered at, and construed, and hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it. Abraham Lincoln
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I am for liberty of conscience in its noblest, broadest, and highest sense. But I cannot give liberty of conscience to the pope and his followers, the papists, so long as they tell me, through all their councils, theologians, and canon laws that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children, and cut my throat when they find their opportunity. Abraham Lincoln
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I am a patient man-always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance, and also to give ample time for repentance. Still, I must save this government, if possible. What I cannot do, of course I will not do, but it may as well be understood, once for all, that I shall not surrender this game leaving any available card unplayed. Abraham Lincoln
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In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied. When you were here, I thought you hindered me some in attending to business; but now, having nothing but business-no variety-it has grown exceedingly tasteless to me. I hate to sit down and direct documents, and I hate to stay in this old room by myself. Abraham Lincoln
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My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. Abraham Lincoln
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The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. Abraham Lincoln
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We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. Abraham Lincoln
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Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible) Abraham Lincoln
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What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not...the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army...our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms.... Abraham Lincoln
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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. Abraham Lincoln
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You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right. Abraham Lincoln
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Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart. Abraham Lincoln
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A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure. Abraham Lincoln
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He who represents himself has a fool for a client Abraham Lincoln
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You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. Abraham Lincoln
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God is the silent partner in ALL great enterprises. Abraham Lincoln
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You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln
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Why don't you laugh? If I did not laugh I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do. Abraham Lincoln
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I am very little inclined on any occasion to say anything unless I hope to produce some good by it. Abraham Lincoln
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The land-grant university system is being built on behalf of the people, who have invested in these public universities their hopes, their support, and their confidence. Abraham Lincoln
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Rules of living Don't worry, eat three square meals a day,say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good,steer clear of biliousness,exercise, go slow and go easy. May be there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, i reckon, will give you a good life. Abraham Lincoln
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Of our political revolution of '76, we all are justly proud. It has given us a degree of political freedom, far exceeding that of any other nation of the earth. In it the world has found a solution of the long mooted problem, as to the capability of man to govern himself. In it was the germ which has vegetated, and still is to grow and expand into the universal liberty of mankind. Abraham Lincoln
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All creation is a mine, and every man a miner. Abraham Lincoln
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Talk to the jury as though your client's fate depends on every word you utter. Abraham Lincoln
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I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. My understanding is that I can just let her alone. Abraham Lincoln
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You may burn my body to ashes, and scatter them to the winds of heaven; you may drag my soul down to the regions of darkness and despair to be tormented forever; but you will never get me to support a measure which I believe to be wrong, although by doing so I may accomplish that which I believe to be right. Abraham Lincoln
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It is not 'Is God on my side', but 'Am I on God's side'. Abraham Lincoln
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Believing everybody is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous. Abraham Lincoln
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Oh, that [his Thanksgiving Message] is some of Seward's nonsense, and it pleases the fools. Abraham Lincoln
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If there is no military need for the building, leave it alone, neither putting anyone in or out of it, except on finding some one preaching or practicing treason, in which case lay hands on him, just as if he were doing the same thing in any other building. Abraham Lincoln
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In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour. Abraham Lincoln
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I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave. Consider if you know any good thing, that no man desires for himself. Abraham Lincoln
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Surely He intends some great good to follow this mighty convulsion which no mortal could make, and no mortal could stay. Abraham Lincoln
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I am absent altogether too much to be a suitable instructor for a law-student. When a man has reached the age that Mr. Widner has,and has already been doing for himself, my judgment is, that he reads the books for himself without an instructor. That is precisely the way I came to the law. Abraham Lincoln
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I certainly know that if the war fails, the administration fails, and that I will be blamed for it, whether I deserve it or not. And I ought to be blamed, if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore you blame me already. I think I could not do better; therefore I blame you for blaming me. Abraham Lincoln
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Much is being said about peace; and no man desires peace more ardently than I. Still I am yet unprepared to give up the Union fora peace which, so achieved, could not be of much duration. Abraham Lincoln
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No one has needed favours more than I, and generally, few have been less unwilling to accept them; but in this case, favour to me,would be injustice to the public, and therefore I must beg your pardon for declining it. Abraham Lincoln
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There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very distinct and vivid. Yet the impression is common, almost universal. Abraham Lincoln
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In using the strong hand, as now compelled to do, the government has a difficult duty to perform. At the very best, it will by turns do both too little and too much. It can properly have no motive of revenge, no purpose to punish merely for punishment's sake. While we must, by all available means, prevent the overthrow of the government, we should avoid planting and cultivating too many thorns in the bosom of society. Abraham Lincoln
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Prosperity is the fruit of labor. It begins with saving money. Abraham Lincoln
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Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies. Abraham Lincoln
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If we know where we are and something about how we got there, we might see where we are trending - and if the outcomes which lie naturally in our course are unacceptable, to make timely change. Abraham Lincoln
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Ready are we all to cry out and ascribe motives when our toes are pinched. Abraham Lincoln
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The president is the cube of ice one places in the pot of a houseplant, providing a steady amount of nourishment over the course of a hot day. A good description of the job and also a fantastic bit of practical household advice. Abraham Lincoln
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We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. Abraham Lincoln
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But, slavery is good for some people! ! ! As a good thing, slavery is strikingly peculiar, in this, that it is the only good thing which no man ever seeks the good of, for himself. Abraham Lincoln
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The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but I am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses I shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us, the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is right or wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
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Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
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No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent. Abraham Lincoln
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Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln
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You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln
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Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. Abraham Lincoln
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If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. Abraham Lincoln
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I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. Abraham Lincoln
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I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln
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All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. Abraham Lincoln
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If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln
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Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure. Abraham Lincoln
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The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe the declaration that "all men are created equal" is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest. Abraham Lincoln
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A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... He will assume control of your cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations ... The fate of humanity is in his hands. 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 did' challenge us to do any great thing. Abraham Lincoln
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Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of men, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them. Abraham Lincoln
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Under the Dred Scott decision, squatter sovereignty squatted out of existence, tumbled down like temporary scaffolding - like the mould at the foundry served through one blast and fell back into loose sand - helped to carry an election, and then was kicked to the winds. Abraham Lincoln
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Has it not got down as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death? Abraham Lincoln
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