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Abraham Lincoln
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I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Abraham Lincoln
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Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder. Abraham Lincoln
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For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his country's cause. The highest merit, then is due to the soldier. Abraham Lincoln
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Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will. Abraham Lincoln
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All things desirable to men are contained in the Bible. 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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Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Abraham Lincoln
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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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I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army. Abraham Lincoln
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What are you gonna do for a face when the baboon wants his ass back? Abraham Lincoln
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I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live. Abraham Lincoln
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Others have been made fools of by the girls; but, this can never be with truth said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance,made a fool of myself. Abraham Lincoln
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The enthusiastic uprising of the people in our cause, is our great reliance; and we can not safely give it any check, even thoughit overflows, and runs in channels not laid down in any chart. Abraham Lincoln
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It is bad to be poor. I shall go to the wall for bread and meat, if I neglect my business this year as well as last. Abraham Lincoln
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Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Abraham Lincoln
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I have no wealthy or popular relations to recommend me. Abraham Lincoln
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The matter of fees is important, far beyond the mere question of bread and butter involved. Properly attended to, fuller justice is done to both lawyer and client. Abraham Lincoln
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Nor must Uncle Sam's Web-feet be forgotten. At all the watery margins they have been present. Not only on the deep sea, the broadbay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp, they have been, and made their tracks. Abraham Lincoln
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The Almighty has His own purposes. Abraham Lincoln
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The problem with a politician's quote on Facebook is you don't know whether or not they really said it. Abraham Lincoln
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I will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It is not the Constitution as I would like to have it, but as it is, that is to be defended. The Constitution will not be preserved & defended until it is enforced & obeyed in every part of every one of the United States. It must be so respected, obeyed, enforced and defended, and let the grass grow where it may. Abraham Lincoln
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I have always wanted to deal with everyone I meet candidly and honestly. If I have made any assertion not warranted by facts, and it is pointed out to me, I will withdraw it cheerfully. Abraham Lincoln
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There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it. Abraham Lincoln
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It is to deny, what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us. And, when they do, they will as naturally seek the gratification of their ruling passion, as others have so done before them. 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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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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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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A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations...is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism. Abraham Lincoln
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I had been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a dome on it. Abraham Lincoln
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We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. Abraham Lincoln
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The best way to get rid of your enemies is to make them your friends. Abraham Lincoln
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I do not doubt that our country will finally come through safe and undivided. But do not misunderstand me... I do not rely on the patriotism of our people... the bravery and devotion of the boys in blue... (or) the loyalty and skill of our generals... But the God of our fathers, Who raised up this country to be the refuge and asylum of the oppressed and downtrodden of all nations, will not let it perish now. I may not live to see it... I do not expect to see it, but God will bring us through safe. Abraham Lincoln
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He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. Abraham Lincoln
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Gold is good in its place but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold. 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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Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We... will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. Abraham Lincoln
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Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream. Abraham Lincoln
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The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him. Abraham Lincoln
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The severest justice may not always be the best policy. Abraham Lincoln
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Wherever slavery is, it has been first introduced without law. The oldest laws we find concerning it, are not laws introducing it; but regulating it, as an already existing thing. 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 in eternity. Abraham Lincoln
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When I lay down the reins of this administration, I want to have one friend left. And that friend is myself. Abraham Lincoln
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You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you cant fool all of the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln
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You are green, it is true; but they are green also. You are all green alike. Abraham Lincoln
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It is a good face. I am glad this war is over at last. Abraham Lincoln
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War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible. Abraham Lincoln
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Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow. Abraham Lincoln
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you can't escape tomorrow's responsibilities by evading it today Abraham Lincoln
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A fellow once came to me to ask for an appointment as a minister abroad. Finding he could not get that, he came down to some more modest position. Finally, he asked to be made a tide-waiter. When he saw he could not get that, he asked me for an old pair of trousers. It is sometimes well to be humble ... Abraham Lincoln
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Freedom is the natural condition of the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live. Those who fight the purpose of the Almighty will not succeed. They always have been, they always will be beaten. Abraham Lincoln
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It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. Abraham Lincoln
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I am glad to see that a system of labor prevails under which laborers can strike when they want to. Abraham Lincoln
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You cannot fail unless you quit. Abraham Lincoln
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It has been said of the world's history hitherto that might makes right. It is for us and for our time to reverse the maxim, and to say that right makes might. Abraham Lincoln
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The President to-night has a dream:He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said:He is a very common-looking man. The President replied:The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them. Abraham Lincoln
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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it. Abraham Lincoln
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I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is physical difference between the two which, in my judgment, will probably forever forbid their living together upon the footing of perfect equality, and inasmuch as it becomes a necessity that there must be a difference, I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position. Abraham Lincoln
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Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man. Abraham Lincoln
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A day spent helping no one but yourself is a day wasted. Abraham Lincoln
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