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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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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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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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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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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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So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great 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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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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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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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 will learn, the opportunity will come. Abraham Lincoln
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If you have never failed you have never lived. Abraham Lincoln
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The legalized liquor business is the tragedy of our civilization. Alcohol is the greatest and most blighting curse of our modern civilization. The liquor seller is simply and only a privileged malefactor - a criminal. Abraham Lincoln
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To lead, you must touch men's hearts. Abraham Lincoln
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Never stir up litigation, a worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this, who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket? Abraham Lincoln
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The blessing always comes back to the door of the author. 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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In law it is a good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot. Abraham Lincoln
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As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. Abraham Lincoln
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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln
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