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Abraham Lincoln
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Let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere - join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving. Abraham Lincoln
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If I have one vice and I can call it nothing else it is not able to say 'no'. Abraham Lincoln
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The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use. Abraham Lincoln
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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Abraham Lincoln
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The person who is incapable of making a mistake, is incapable of anything. Abraham Lincoln
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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. -as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS Abraham Lincoln
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Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief - resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln
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You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry Abraham Lincoln
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Few can be induced to labor exclusively for posterity - Posterity has done nothing for us Abraham Lincoln
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Without Divine assistance I can not succeed; with it I can not fail. Abraham Lincoln
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If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity of their own liberties and institutions. Abraham Lincoln
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As we keep or break the Sabbath Day we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises. Abraham Lincoln
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This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. Abraham Lincoln
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Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint. Abraham Lincoln
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I fear you do not fully comprehend the danger of abridging the liberties of the people. Nothing but the sternest necessity can ever justify it. A government had better go to the extreme of toleration, than to do aught that could be construed into an interference with, or to jeopardize in any degree, the common rights of its citizens. Abraham Lincoln
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A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections. Abraham Lincoln
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A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. Abraham Lincoln
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Now what is Judge Douglas Popular Sovereignty? It is, as a principle, no other than that, if one man chooses to make a slave of another man, neither that other man nor anybody else has a right to object. Abraham Lincoln
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Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and, ere long, must be done again. Abraham Lincoln
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Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Abraham Lincoln
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The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. What one of us but can call to mind some relative more promising in youth than all his fellows, who has fallen a sacrifice to his rapacity? Abraham Lincoln
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I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side. Abraham Lincoln
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And while it has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with a return of peace, we can but press on, guided by the best light He gives, trusting that in His own good time, and wise way, all will yet be well. Abraham Lincoln
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I am very glad indeed to see you to-night, and yet I will not say I thank you for this call, but I do most sincerely thank Almighty God for the occasion on which you have called. Abraham Lincoln
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It is for us and our time...to say the right makes might. Abraham Lincoln
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I will either be America's greatest president or its last. Abraham Lincoln
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Your good mother tells me you are feeling very badly in your new situation. Allow me to assure you it is a perfect certainty that you will, very soon, feel better - quite happy - if you only stick to the resolution you have taken to procure a military education.... On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life. Abraham Lincoln
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In 1841 you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a Steam Boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You may remember, as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio, or any other slave-border. Abraham Lincoln
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I think that one of the causes of these repeated failures is that our best and greatest men have greatly underestimated the size of this question (slavery). They have constantly brought forward small cures for great sores-plasters too small to cover the wound. That is one reason that all settlements have proved so temporary-so evanescent. Abraham Lincoln
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Upon this subject, the habits of our whole species fall into three great classes-useful labour, useless labour and idleness. Of these the first only is meritorious; and to it all the products of labour rightfully belong; but the two latter, while they exist, are heavy pensioners upon the first, robbing it of a large portion of it's just rights. The only remedy for this is to, as far as possible, drive useless labour and idleness out of existence. Abraham Lincoln
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And, inasmuch [as] most good things are produced by labour, it follows that all such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have laboured, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [secure] to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. Abraham Lincoln
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Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap - let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primmers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. Abraham Lincoln
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Again, a law may be both constitutional and expedient, and yet may be administered in an unjust and unfair way. Abraham Lincoln
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When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed. Abraham Lincoln
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Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th. asking 'the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law' is received. The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading it carefully through, say twice, take up Chitty's Pleading, Greenleaf's Evidence, & Story's Equity &c. in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing. Abraham Lincoln
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Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing. Abraham Lincoln
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You can always lie to others and hide your actions from them... but you can not fool yourself Abraham Lincoln
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A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor. Abraham Lincoln
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I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? Abraham Lincoln
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The available supply of gold and silver being wholly inadequate to permit the issuance of coins of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin in the volume required to serve the needs of the People, some other basis for the issue of currency must be developed, and some means other than that of convertibility into coin must be developed to prevent undue fluctuation in the value of paper currency or any other substitute for money intrinsic value that may come into use. Abraham Lincoln
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Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power. Abraham Lincoln
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The struggle of today is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. Abraham Lincoln
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With the Catching Ends the Pleasure of the Chase. Abraham Lincoln
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Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution, and the Union will endure forever-it being impossible to destroy it, except by some action not provided for in the instrument itself. Abraham Lincoln
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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free. Abraham Lincoln
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. . . peace is a thing which a person must be willing to fight for . . . Abraham Lincoln
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It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Abraham Lincoln
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The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma. Abraham Lincoln
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In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. Abraham Lincoln
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When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you. Abraham Lincoln
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It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest. Abraham Lincoln
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Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of the wily agitator who induces him to desert? I think that in such a cse to silence the agitator and save the boy is not only constitutional but withal a great mercy. Abraham Lincoln
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To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own. Abraham Lincoln
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Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. 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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. Abraham Lincoln
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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincoln
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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln
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I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. Abraham Lincoln
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The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use. Abraham Lincoln
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The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person. Abraham Lincoln
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It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln
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I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. Abraham Lincoln
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Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. Abraham Lincoln
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Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. Abraham Lincoln
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If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. Abraham Lincoln
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It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion... Abraham Lincoln
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One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both. 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. Abraham Lincoln
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