Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. 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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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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Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet. 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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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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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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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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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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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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I trust that as He shall further open the way, I will be ready to walk therein, relying on His help and trusting in His goodness and wisdom. Abraham Lincoln
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Let reverence for the laws . . . become the political religion of the nation. 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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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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It doesn't mater if you're a slow walker, so long as you don't walk backwards. Abraham Lincoln
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If we believe the Bible, we must accept the fact that, in the old days, God and his angels came to humans in their sleep and made themselves known in dreams. Abraham Lincoln
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Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into? Abraham Lincoln
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I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes! Abraham Lincoln
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We cannot escape history. 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 hold that if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only and no hands, and if he had ever made another class that he intended should do all the work and none of the eating, he would have made them without mouths and with all hands. Abraham Lincoln
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We know, Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired laborers amongst us. How little they know, whereof they speak! There is no permanent class of hired laborers amongst us. Twenty-five years ago, I was a hired laborer. The hired laborer of yesterday, labors on his own account today; and will hire others to labor for him tomorrow. Abraham Lincoln
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The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. Abraham Lincoln
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A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Abraham Lincoln
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Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. Abraham Lincoln
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We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. Abraham Lincoln
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I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. Abraham Lincoln
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If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. Abraham Lincoln
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As the problems are new, we must disenthrall ourselves from the past. Abraham Lincoln
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When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends." 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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May our children and our children's children to a thousand generations, continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and have cause yet to rejoice under those glorious institutions bequeathed us by Washington and his compeers. Abraham Lincoln
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The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle. Abraham Lincoln
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