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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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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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If ever this free people, if this Government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this incessant human wriggle and struggle for office, which is but a way to live without work. Abraham Lincoln
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Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her Abraham Lincoln
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The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 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. Abraham Lincoln
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Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed Abraham Lincoln
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you can't escape tomorrow's responsibilities by evading it today Abraham Lincoln
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Most people are as happy as they want to be. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. Abraham Lincoln
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A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall. 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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Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream. Abraham Lincoln
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I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war. Abraham Lincoln
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We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed. Abraham Lincoln
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I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has. 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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Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. Abraham Lincoln
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If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. 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 of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln
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If ever this free people, if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this human wriggle and struggle for office - that is, a way to live without work. 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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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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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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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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Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet. 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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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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A day spent helping no one but yourself is a day wasted. 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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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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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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Bring me Longstreet's head on a platter and the war will be over Abraham Lincoln
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I am a little uneasy about the abolishment of slavery in this District of Columbia. Abraham Lincoln
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I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays. Abraham Lincoln
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The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. 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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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Abraham Lincoln
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Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will. Abraham Lincoln
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