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Abraham Lincoln
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Friendship is the start for what you call love. Abraham Lincoln
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Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold. Abraham Lincoln
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We have all heard of Young America. He is the most current youth of the age. Some think him conceited, and arrogant; but has he not reason to entertain a rather extensive opinion of himself? Is he not the inventor and owner of the present, and sole hope of the future? Abraham Lincoln
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When I got him out he was near froze solid and shivering. He was shaking so hard that I wasted half a glass of whiskey trying to aim it for his mouth. Must have got enough of it into him, though, since it did seem to bring him back to life. Abraham Lincoln
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I am struggling to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I am struggling especially to prevent others from overthrowing it. Abraham Lincoln
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What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea-coasts, our army and our navy. ... Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors. ... 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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My father... removed from Kentucky to... Indiana, in my eighth year... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up... Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher... but that was all. Abraham Lincoln
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All that serves labor serves the Nation. All ^ that harms labor is treason to America. No line can be drawn between these two. If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other. Abraham Lincoln
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Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated. Abraham Lincoln
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This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Abraham Lincoln
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With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured. Abraham Lincoln
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Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given us. But he is gone. Let us strive to deserve, as far as mortals may, the continued care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, He will not fail to provide us the instruments of safety and security. Abraham Lincoln
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Certainly there is no contending against the Will of God; but still there is some difficulty in ascertaining, and applying it, to particular cases. Abraham Lincoln
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I think that if anything can be proved by natural theology, it is that slavery is morally wrong. God gave man a mouth to receive bread, hands to feed it, and his hand has a right to carry bread to his mouth without controversy. Abraham Lincoln
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But I must add that the U.S. government must not, as by this order, undertake to run the churches. When an individual, in a church or out of it, becomes dangerous to the public interest, he must be checked; but let the churches, as such take care of themselves. It will not do for the U.S. to appoint Trustees, Supervisors, or other agents for the churches. Abraham Lincoln
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While I am deeply sensible to the high compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful, as I trust, to Almighty God for having directed my countrymen to a right conclusion, as I think, for their own good, it adds nothing to my satisfaction that any other man may be disappointed or pained by the result. Abraham Lincoln
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This nation under God Abraham Lincoln
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I did say, at Chicago, in my speech there, that I do wish to see the spread of slavery arrested and to see it placed where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction. Abraham Lincoln
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I hold it to be a paramount duty of us in the free states, due to the Union of the states, and perhaps to liberty itself (paradox though it may seem) to let the slavery of the other states alone; while, on the other hand, I hold it to be equally clear, that we should never knowingly lend ourselves directly or indirectly, to prevent that slavery from dying a natural death-to find new places for it to live in, when it can no longer exist in the old. Abraham Lincoln
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I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world. Abraham Lincoln
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Labor is the great source from which nearly all, if not all, human comforts and necessities are drawn. Abraham Lincoln
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Work, work, work, is the main thing. Abraham Lincoln
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No client ever had money enough to bribe my conscience or to stop its utterance against wrong, and oppression. My conscience is my own - my creators - not man's. I shall never sink the rights of mankind to the malice, wrong, or avarice of another's wishes, though those wishes come to me in the relation of client and attorney. Abraham Lincoln
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In law it is good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not. Abraham Lincoln
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I understand that it is a maxim of law, that a poor plea may be a good plea to a bad declaration. Abraham Lincoln
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Extemporaneous speaking should be practised [sic] and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech. And yet there is not a more fatal error to young lawyers than relying too much on speech-making. If any one, upon his rare powers of speaking, shall claim an exemption from the drudgery of the law, his case is a failure in advance. Abraham Lincoln
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Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember Abraham Lincoln
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Always let your subordinates know that the honor will be all theirs if they succeed and the blame will be yours if they fail. Abraham Lincoln
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Money possesses no value to the state other than that given to it by circulation. Abraham Lincoln
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Capital has its proper place and is entitled to every protection. The wages of men should be recognized in the structure of and in the social order as more important than the wages of money [interest]. Abraham Lincoln
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No duty is more imperative for the government than the duty it ;owes the people to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, an of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labor will be protected from a vicious currency [private bank-created, interest-bearing debt], and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges. Abraham Lincoln
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By adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts, and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Abraham Lincoln
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It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going. Abraham Lincoln
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It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't. Abraham Lincoln
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The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves - in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham Lincoln
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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. 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's 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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Truth is generally the best vindication against slander Abraham Lincoln
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If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. Abraham Lincoln
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In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
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The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln
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Everybody likes a compliment. Abraham Lincoln
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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln
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You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln
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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. 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. Abraham Lincoln
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With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln
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Avoid popularity if you would have peace. Abraham Lincoln
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I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known. Abraham Lincoln
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I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln
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There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.' Abraham Lincoln
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The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty. Abraham Lincoln
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A universal feeling, whether well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. Abraham Lincoln
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Politics, as a trade, finds most and leaves nearly all dishonest. Abraham Lincoln
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Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right. Abraham Lincoln
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A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault. Abraham Lincoln
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Money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace & conspire against it in times of adversity. Abraham Lincoln
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Ere long the most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil. No community where every member possesses the art can ever be the victim of oppression in any of its forms. Abraham Lincoln
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Every man has a right to be equal with every other man. Abraham Lincoln
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If we exchange one dollar, we both have one dollar each. But if we exchange one good thought, we both have two good thoughts Abraham Lincoln
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Never trust quotes on the internet Abraham Lincoln
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And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons. Abraham Lincoln
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You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm. Abraham Lincoln
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The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here so nobly advanced. Abraham Lincoln
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I know the hole he went in at, but I can't tell you what hole he will come out of. Abraham Lincoln
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My Dear McClellan, if you don't want to use the army I should like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully. Abraham Lincoln
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If I gave McClellan all the men he asked for, they could not find room to lie down; they'd have to sleep standing up. Abraham Lincoln
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No State, upon it own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union. Resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally nothing. I therefore consider that the Union is unbroken. There needs to be no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless forced upon the national authority. Abraham Lincoln
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Should my administration prove to be a very wicked one...or a very foolish one, if you, the people, are true to yourselves and the Constitution, there is little harm I can do, thank God. Abraham Lincoln
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If you love something, set it free. Abraham Lincoln
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Think of strangers as friends you not met yet. Abraham Lincoln
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