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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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Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights. 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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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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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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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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Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt. 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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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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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