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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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Destroy your enemy by making him your friend. 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 to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, our last best hope of Earth. 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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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 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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I hear you have abolitionists here. We have a few in Illinois, but we shot one the other day. Abraham Lincoln
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If any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others Abraham Lincoln
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Thus let bygones be bygones. Let past differences, as nothing be. Abraham Lincoln
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As to your kind wishes for myself, allow me to say I can not enter the ring on the money basis-first, because, in the main, it iswrong; and secondly, I have not, and can not get, the money. I say, in the main, the use of money is wrong; but for certain objects, in a political contest, the use of some, is both right, and indispensable. Abraham Lincoln
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We must believe that He permits it [this war] for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us; and though with ourlimited understandings we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that he who made the world still governs it. Abraham Lincoln
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The will of God prevails. Abraham Lincoln
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In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; asbad and good. Abraham Lincoln
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A right result, at this time, will be worth more to the world, than ten times the men, and ten times the money. Abraham Lincoln
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If the union of these States, and the liberties of this people, shall be lost, it is but little to any one man of fifty-two yearsof age, but a great deal to the thirty millions of people who inhabit these United States, and to their posterity in all coming time. Abraham Lincoln
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The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful. Abraham Lincoln
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Doubtless you begin to understand how disagreeable it is to me to do a thing arbitrarily, when it is unsatisfactory to others associated with me. Abraham Lincoln
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If I had my way, this war would never have been commenced. If I had been allowed my way this war would have been ended before this. Abraham Lincoln
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You already know I desire that neither Father or Mother shall be in want of any comfort either in health or sickness while they live. Abraham Lincoln
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It may be affirmed, without extravagance, that the free institutions we enjoy, have developed the powers, and improved the condition, of our whole people, beyond any example in the world. 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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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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It is better then, to save the work while it is begun. You have done the labor; maintain it - keep it. If men choose to serve you, go with them; but as you have made up your organization upon principle, stand by it; for as surely as God reigns over you, and has inspired your mind, and given you a sense of propriety, and continues to give you hope, so surely will you still cling to these ideas, and you will at last come back after your wanderings, merely to do your work over again. Abraham Lincoln
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Bad promises are better broken than kept. Abraham Lincoln
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in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity. Abraham Lincoln
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Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
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Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much. 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 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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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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