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Abraham Lincoln
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Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. Abraham Lincoln
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I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. Abraham Lincoln
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Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln
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Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. Abraham Lincoln
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With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Abraham Lincoln
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If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what you will, is the great high-road to his reason, and which, when once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing his judgment of the justice of your cause. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
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When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say. Abraham Lincoln
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Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite. Abraham Lincoln
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No law is stronger than is the public sentiment where it is to be enforced. Abraham Lincoln
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Military glory - the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood. 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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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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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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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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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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I couldn't be two faced. If I had two faces, I wouldn't wear this one. Abraham Lincoln
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Fondly do we hope, ferverently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Abraham Lincoln
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I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views. Abraham Lincoln
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The Cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats. Abraham Lincoln
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The human mind is impelled to action, or held in rest by some power, over which the mind itself has no control. Abraham Lincoln
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Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good. Abraham Lincoln
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To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards of men. Abraham Lincoln
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He [Stephen Douglas] is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them; that he is penetrating, so far as lies in his power, the human soul, and eradicating the light of reason and the love of liberty, when he is in every possible way preparing the public mind, by his vast influence, for making the institution of slavery perpetual and national. Abraham Lincoln
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My wife is as handsome as when she was a girl, and I...fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen out. Abraham Lincoln
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That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrepect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular. Abraham Lincoln
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The petition of persons under eighteen, praying that I would free all slave children, and the heading of which petition it appears you wrote, was handed me a few days since by Senator Sumner. Please tell these little people I am very glad their young hearts are so full of just and generous sympathy, and that, while I have not the power to grant all they ask, I trust they will remember that God has, and that, as it seems, He wills to do it. Abraham Lincoln
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Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation... Abraham Lincoln
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There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. Abraham Lincoln
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Democracy is "government of, by and for the people". Abraham Lincoln
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Again I admonish you not to be turned from your stern purpose of defending your beloved country and its free institutions by any arguments urged by ambitious and designing men, but stand fast to the Union and the old flag. Abraham Lincoln
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Next came the patent laws. These began in England in 1624, and in this country with the adoption of our Constitution. Before then any man [might] instantly use what another man had invented, so that the inventor had no special advantage from his own invention. The patent system changed this, secured to the inventor for a limited time exclusive use of his inventions, and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things. Abraham Lincoln
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We think slavery a great moral wrong, and while we do not claim the right to touch it where it exists, we wish to treat it as a wrong in the territories, where our votes will reach it. Abraham Lincoln
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In the first place, I insist that our fathers did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and part free. I insist that they found the institution of slavery existing here. They did not make it so, but they left it so because they knew of no way to get rid of it at that time. Abraham Lincoln
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No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive. Abraham Lincoln
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Law is nothing else but the best reason of wise men applied for ages to the transactions and business of mankind. Abraham Lincoln
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Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling. Abraham Lincoln
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I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens. Abraham Lincoln
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Teach hope to all, despair to none. Abraham Lincoln
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You can't trust every quote on the internet. Abraham Lincoln
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I am slow to listen to criminations among friends, and never espouse their quarrels on either side. My sincere wish is that both sides will allow bygones to be bygones, and look to the present & future only. Abraham Lincoln
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The political horizon looks dark and lowering; but the people, under Providence, will set all right. Abraham Lincoln
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I wish all men to be free. I wish the material prosperity of the already free which I feel sure the extinction of slavery would bring. Abraham Lincoln
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In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party. Abraham Lincoln
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Gratefully accepting the proffered honor, [to inscribe a new legal work to him] I give the leave, begging only that the inscription may be in modest terms, not representing me as a man of great learning, or a very extraordinary one in any respect. Abraham Lincoln
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The case of Andrews is really a very bad one, as appears by the record already before me. Yet before receiving this I had orderedhis punishment commuted to imprisonmentand had so telegraphed. I did this, not on any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the butchering business lately. Abraham Lincoln
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I was born and have ever remaind [sic] in the most humble walks of life. Abraham Lincoln
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I am not an accomplished lawyer. Abraham Lincoln
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If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to bevery much chagrined. Abraham Lincoln
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Being President is like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail... A man in the crowd asked how he liked it, and his reply was that if it wasn't for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk. Abraham Lincoln
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The validity of internet quotes are getting sketchy nowadays Abraham Lincoln
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I never trusted a man who never smoked or drank. Abraham Lincoln
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