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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't swap horses in the middle of the stream. 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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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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Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. Abraham Lincoln
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A lawyer's time and advice are his(her) stock in trade. 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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A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones. Abraham Lincoln
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I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. Abraham Lincoln
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Honor is better than honors. Abraham Lincoln
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I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Abraham Lincoln
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Be excellent and party on dudes. Abraham Lincoln
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The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government's greatest creative opportunity. Abraham Lincoln
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[T]he man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression. Abraham Lincoln
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God must love the common man, he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln
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The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts. Abraham Lincoln
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The Democracy of to-day hold the liberty of one man to be absolutely nothing, when in conflict with another mans right of property. Republicans, on the contrary, are for both the man and the dollar; but in cases of conflict, the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe the Bible is the best gift God ever gave to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through that book." On a personal spiritual note, Lincoln confessed, "I have been driven many times to my knees with the overwhelming conviction, that I had nowhere else to go. Abraham Lincoln
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Let us strive on to finish the work we are in. Abraham Lincoln
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As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government. Abraham Lincoln
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So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war! Abraham Lincoln
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The problem with quotes on the internet is it is hard to verify their authenticity 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 it by war. Abraham Lincoln
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I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry shall become much more general than at present. Abraham Lincoln
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Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths. Abraham Lincoln
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It is easiest to "be all things to all men," but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day. 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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Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both. Abraham Lincoln
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Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space. Abraham Lincoln
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The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn. Abraham Lincoln
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Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. Abraham Lincoln
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Let us renew our trust in god, and go forward without fear. 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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