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Abraham Lincoln
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In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. Abraham Lincoln
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No matter how much cats fight, there always seems to be plenty of kittens. 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 can't spare this man; he fights. Abraham Lincoln
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I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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Die when I may, 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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I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. Abraham Lincoln
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If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax. Abraham Lincoln
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If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854. Abraham Lincoln
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I am not concerned that you have fallen - I am concerned that you arise. Abraham Lincoln
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I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. 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. Abraham Lincoln
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Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave. Abraham Lincoln
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The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. Abraham Lincoln
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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
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Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln
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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lincoln
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I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. Abraham Lincoln
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I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. Abraham Lincoln
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These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have. Abraham Lincoln
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I will prepare and some day my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln
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No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
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As our case is new, we must think and act anew. Abraham Lincoln
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I can make more generals, but horses cost money. Abraham Lincoln
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In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. 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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Well, I suppose you know that men will stand a good deal when they are flattered. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe I shall never be old enough to speak without embarrassment when I have nothing to talk about. Abraham Lincoln
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Accounts of outrages committed by mobs form the every-day news of the times. They have pervaded the country from New England to Louisiana, they are neither peculiar to the eternal snows of the former nor the burning suns of the latter; they are not the creature of climate, neither are they confined to the slaveholding or the non-slaveholding States. Alike they spring up among the pleasure-hunting masters of Southern slaves, and the order-loving citizens of the land of steady habits. Whatever then their cause may be, it is common to the whole country. Abraham Lincoln
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All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy. Abraham Lincoln
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We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous. Abraham Lincoln
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Many free countries have lost their liberty, and ours may lose hers; but, if she shall, be it my proudest plume, not that I was the last to desert, but that I never deserted her. Abraham Lincoln
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When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and a true maxim, that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' Abraham Lincoln
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Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. Abraham Lincoln
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If as the friends of colonization hope, the present and coming generations of our countrymen shall by any means, succeed in freeing our land from the dangerous presence of slavery; and, at the same time, in restoring a captive people to their long-lost father-land, with bright prospects for the future; and this too, so gradually, that neither races nor individuals shall have suffered by the change, it will indeed be a glorious consummation. Abraham Lincoln
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Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil... Abraham Lincoln
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We believe that the spreading out and perpetuity of the institution of slavery impairs the general welfare. We believe - nay, we know, that that is the only thing that has ever threatened the perpetuity of the Union itself. Abraham Lincoln
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One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war. Abraham Lincoln
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I turn, then, and look to the American people and to that God who has never forsaken them. Abraham Lincoln
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The President responded very impressively, saying that he was deeply sensible of his need of Divine assistance. He had sometime thought that perhaps he might be an instrument in God's hands of accomplishing a great work and he certainly was not unwilling to be. Perhaps, however, God's way of accomplishing the end which the memorialists have in view may be different from theirs. Abraham Lincoln
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Relying, as I do, upon the Almighty Power, and encouraged as I am by these resolutions which you have just read, with the support which I receive from Christian men, I shall not hesitate to use all the means at my control to secure the termination of this rebellion, and will hope for success. Abraham Lincoln
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Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right. Abraham Lincoln
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To read in the Bible, as the word of God himself, that "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, ["] and to preach there-from that, "In the sweat of other mans faces shalt thou eat bread," to my mind can scarcely be reconciled with honest sincerity. Abraham Lincoln
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When any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, the Savior's condensed statement of the substance of both law and Gospel, 'Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and thy neighbor as thyself' that church will I join with all my heart and all my soul. Abraham Lincoln
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A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people, and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability. Abraham Lincoln
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We shall meanly lose or nobly save the last hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
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With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right. Abraham Lincoln
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I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the Declaration of Independence that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. Abraham Lincoln
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I have seen your despatch expressing your unwillingness to break your hold where you are. Neither am I willing. Hold on with a bull-dog gripe, and chew & choke, as much as possible. Abraham Lincoln
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Towering genius disdains a beaten path ... It scorns to tread in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious. It thirsts for distinction. Abraham Lincoln
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Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln
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The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient. Abraham Lincoln
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There was the strangest combination of church influence against me. Baker is a Campbellite; and therefore, as I suppose with few exceptions, got all of that Church. My wife had some relations in the Presbyterian churches, and some in the Episcopal churches; and therefore, wherever it would tell, I was set down as either one or the other, while it was everywhere contended that no Christian ought to vote for me because I belonged to no Church, and was suspected of being a Deist and had talked of fighting a duel. Abraham Lincoln
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All true wisdom is found on T-shirts. Abraham Lincoln
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But let the past as nothing be. For the future my view is that the fight must go on. Abraham Lincoln
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Now if you should hear any one say that Lincoln don't [sic] want to go to Congress, I wish you as a personal friend of mine, wouldtell him that you have reason to believe he is mistaken. Abraham Lincoln
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Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Abraham Lincoln
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We must work earnestly in the best light He gives us. Abraham Lincoln
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The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you. Abraham Lincoln
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I affect no contempt for the high eminence he [Senator Stephen Douglas] has reached. So reached, that the oppressed of my species,might have shared with me in the elevation, I would rather stand on that eminence, than wear the richest crown that ever pressed a monarch's brow. Abraham Lincoln
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There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man down; and they will succeed too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its true channel to brood over the attempted injury. Cast about, and see if this feeling has not injured every person you have ever known to fall into it. Abraham Lincoln
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My father, at the death of his father, was but six years of age; and he grew up, literally without education. Abraham Lincoln
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I was elected a Captain of Volunteers-a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since. Abraham Lincoln
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Gen. Schurz thinks I was a little cross in my late note to you. If I was, I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up. Abraham Lincoln
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I find quite as much material for a lecture in those points wherein I have failed, as in those wherein I have been moderately successful. Abraham Lincoln
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