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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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There' s nothing good in war. Except its ending. Abraham Lincoln
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In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions. Abraham Lincoln
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Violence begins where knowledge ends. Abraham Lincoln
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We can succeed only by concert. It is not 'can any of us imagine better?, but 'can we all do better? Abraham Lincoln
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I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. Abraham Lincoln
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No organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration. .. No foresight can anticipate nor any document of reasonable length contain express provisions for all possible questions. Abraham Lincoln
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Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon. 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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Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. Abraham Lincoln
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I am a patient man - always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Still I must save this government if possible. Abraham Lincoln
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When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. Abraham Lincoln
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Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser today than he was yesterday - that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. But can we, for that reason, run ahead, and infer that he will make any particular change, of which he, himself, has given no intimation? 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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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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He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln
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My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter. Abraham Lincoln
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. Abraham Lincoln
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It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln
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They have seen in his [Senator Stephen A. Douglas's] round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.... Nobody has ever expected me to be President. In my poor, lean, lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting out. 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 knaves to vend, and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagogueism as this. 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. 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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On the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree, all persons held as slaves within any state, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. 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 fatigue anything? Abraham Lincoln
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I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel. Abraham Lincoln
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Mr. Lincoln [told] the story of the young man who had an aged father and mother owning considerable property. The young man being an only son and believing that the old people had lived out their usefullness assassinated them both. He was accused, tried, and convicted of the murder. When the judge came to pass sentence upon him and called upon him to give any reason he might have why the sentence of death should not be passed upon him, he with great promptness replied he hoped the court would be lenient upon him because he was a poor orphan. Abraham Lincoln
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Can you inform me, gentlemen, where General Grant procures his whisky?... Because if I can find out, I'll send a barrel of it to every General in the field! Abraham Lincoln
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We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority. Our strife pertains to ourselves - to the passing generations of men - and it can without convulsion be hushed forever with the passing of one generation. Abraham Lincoln
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The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty, especially as the sheep was a black one. Abraham Lincoln
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History is not history unless it is the truth. Abraham Lincoln
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Human nature will not change. 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, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged. Abraham Lincoln
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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
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A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln
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Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. Abraham Lincoln
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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln
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The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. Abraham Lincoln
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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. Abraham Lincoln
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Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. Abraham Lincoln
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The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln
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Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln
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Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. Abraham Lincoln
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From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak 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 up to what light I have. Abraham Lincoln
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He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. Abraham Lincoln
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He who does something at the head of one Regiment, will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred. Abraham Lincoln
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Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet. Abraham Lincoln
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I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are. Abraham Lincoln
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I have a congenital aversion to failure. Abraham Lincoln
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The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God's green earth. Abraham Lincoln
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Great distance in either time or space has wonderful power to lull and render quiescent the human mind. Abraham Lincoln
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If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it. Abraham Lincoln
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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. Abraham Lincoln
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Here in my heart, my happiness, my house. Here inside the lighted window is my love, my hope, my life. Peace is my companion on the pathway winding to the threshold. Inside this portal dwells new strength in the security, serenity, and radiance of those I love above life itself. Here two will build new dreams-dreams that tomorrow will come true. The world over, these are the thoughts at eventide when footsteps turn ever homeward. In the haven of the hearthside is rest and peace and comfort. Abraham Lincoln
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Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will. Abraham Lincoln
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