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Abraham Lincoln
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
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I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. Abraham Lincoln
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If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abraham Lincoln
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All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. Abraham Lincoln
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If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. Abraham Lincoln
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The ballot is stronger than the bullet. Abraham Lincoln
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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
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Public opinion in this country is everything. Abraham Lincoln
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If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. Abraham Lincoln
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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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I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. Abraham Lincoln
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Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Abraham Lincoln
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When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. Abraham Lincoln
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A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. 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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Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. Abraham Lincoln
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I fear explanations explanatory of things explained. Abraham Lincoln
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At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can't eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum! Abraham Lincoln
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I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matterfor that I have determined for myself. 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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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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Let us renew our trust in god, and go forward without fear. 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 have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain. Abraham Lincoln
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I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was'. Abraham Lincoln
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Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time. Abraham Lincoln
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And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation... 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. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny. Abraham Lincoln
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There is more involved in this contest than is realized by every one. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed. Abraham Lincoln
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I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. Abraham Lincoln
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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. Abraham Lincoln
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It's bad. It's damned bad. Abraham Lincoln
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Towering genius...thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves or enslaving freeman. Abraham Lincoln
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Do I not damage my enemies after i make them my close friends? Abraham Lincoln
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Your rights end where my nose begins. 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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I never trusted a man who never smoked or drank. Abraham Lincoln
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You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. Abraham Lincoln
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I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. Abraham Lincoln
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A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
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If you don't want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully, A. Lincoln. 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 crimes out of things that are not crimes. Abraham Lincoln
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Important principles may and must be flexible. Abraham Lincoln
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If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. Abraham Lincoln
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Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause, honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. Abraham Lincoln
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It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln
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Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be. Abraham Lincoln
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If a house was on fire there could be but two parties. One in favor of putting out the fire. Another in favor of the house burning. Abraham Lincoln
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I always [or "often"] walk slowly, but I never walk backwards. Abraham Lincoln
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We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while. Abraham Lincoln
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