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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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When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government-that is despotism. Abraham Lincoln
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I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I dont believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. Abraham Lincoln
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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought Abraham Lincoln
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Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. Abraham Lincoln
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The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. Abraham Lincoln
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I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God's word because it finds me where I am. Abraham Lincoln
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We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. Abraham Lincoln
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I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. Abraham Lincoln
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The man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy. 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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The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty Abraham Lincoln
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I told myself, "Lincoln, you can never make a lawyer if you do not understand what demonstrate means." So I left my situation in Springfield, went home to my father's house, and stayed there till I could give any proposition in the six books of Euclid at sight. I then found out what "demonstrate" means, and went back to my law studies. Abraham Lincoln
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President Lincoln was once criticized for his attitude toward his enemies. "Why do you try to make friends of them?" asked an associate. "You should try to destroy them." "Am I not destroying my enemies," Lincoln gently replied, "when I make them my friends?" Abraham Lincoln
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The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose. Abraham Lincoln
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Negro equality, Fudge!! How long in the Government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagoguism as this? Abraham Lincoln
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The severest justice may not always be the best policy Abraham Lincoln
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We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued. Abraham Lincoln
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He who sees cruelty and does nothing about it is himself cruel. 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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A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism. Unanimity is impossible. The rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left. Abraham Lincoln
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You say men ought to be hung for the way they are executing the law; I say the way it is being executed is quite as good as any of its antecedents. It is being executed in the precise way which was intended from the first, else why does no Nebraska man express astonishment or condemnation? Poor Reeder is the only public man who has been silly enough to believe that anything like fairness was ever intended, and he has been bravely undeceived. Abraham Lincoln
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It is not the qualified voters, but the qualified voters who choose to vote, that constitute political power. Abraham Lincoln
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It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, "And this too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln
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I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down. Abraham Lincoln
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Force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived. Abraham Lincoln
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I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me. Abraham Lincoln
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My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Abraham Lincoln
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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction ... nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. 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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You know you've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution Abraham Lincoln
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I am a moderate walker, however I never stroll back. Abraham Lincoln
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If it were not for my firm belief in an overruling Providence, it would be difficult for me, in the midst of such complications of affairs, to keep my reason on its seat. But I am confident that the Almighty has His plans, and will work them out; and, whether we see it or not, they will be the best for us. Abraham Lincoln
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Cling to liberty and right; battle fro them; leed for them; die for them, if need be; and have confidence in God. Abraham Lincoln
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Such will be a great lesson of peace; teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take by a war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war. Abraham Lincoln
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Never let your correspondence fall behind. Abraham Lincoln
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Young man, if God gives me four years more to rule this country, I believe it will become what it ought to be-what its Divine Author intended it to be-no longer one vast plantation for breeding human beings for the purpose of lust and bondage. But it will become a new Valley of Jehoshaphat, where all the nations of the earth will assemble together under one flag, worshipping a common God, and they will celebrate the resurrection of human freedom. Abraham Lincoln
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Wise statesmen ... established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity should look up again at the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began.... Abraham Lincoln
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No man has a right to judge Andrew Johnson in any respect who has not suffered as much and done as much as he for the Nation's sake. Abraham Lincoln
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He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met. Abraham Lincoln
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Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it on his love of justice. Abraham Lincoln
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Resolve to be honest at all events: and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation. Abraham Lincoln
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I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. Abraham Lincoln
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Senator Stephen Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshal ships, and cabinet appointments, charge ships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands. Abraham Lincoln
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A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason. Abraham Lincoln
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For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Abraham Lincoln
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We shall nobody save or meanly lose the last best hope. Abraham Lincoln
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Do' criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. Abraham Lincoln
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You ca' make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak Abraham Lincoln
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