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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied. When you were here, I thought you hindered me some in attending to business; but now, having nothing but business-no variety-it has grown exceedingly tasteless to me. I hate to sit down and direct documents, and I hate to stay in this old room by myself. Abraham Lincoln
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We must settle this question now - whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained. 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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