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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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Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow. 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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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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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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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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Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed 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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Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. Abraham Lincoln
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Life may not always be a bed of roses. All of us are aware of this fact. There are numerous times in life when we have to face disappointments. These quotes and sayings surely do inspire and help us to look forward and enjoy the new pathways coming our way. These quotes also lend a different perspective to life, which makes moving forward not a very difficult task.I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause. Abraham Lincoln
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But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. 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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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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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. 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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Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. Abraham Lincoln
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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. Abraham Lincoln
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A lawyer's time and advice are his(her) stock in trade. 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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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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Offering thanks in the midst of tragedy is an American tradition, . even during a bloody Civil War. 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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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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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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The worst thing you can do for anyone you care about is anything that they can do on their own. Abraham Lincoln
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no man who is resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention, still less can he afford to take the consequences, including the vitiation of his temper and the loss of self control, yield to larger things to which you show no more than equal rights, and yield to lesser ones though clearly your own, better give your path to a dog, than be bitten by him in contesting for the right, not even killing the dog, will cure the bite Abraham Lincoln
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Too big to cry too young to laugh... Abraham Lincoln
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I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. Abraham Lincoln
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