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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and led the country during the American Civil War.
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I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.

Abraham Lincoln

Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.

Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln

We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

Corporations have been enthroned. An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people...until wealth is aggregated in a few hands...and the Republic is destroyed.

Abraham Lincoln

...and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you count his tail as a leg? Four. You can call a tail a leg if you want to, but that doesn't make it a leg.

Abraham Lincoln

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

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

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln

What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?

Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight there always seem to be plenty of Kittens.

Abraham Lincoln

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln

I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Abraham Lincoln

I'm not concerned that you have fallen, I'm concerned that you arise.

Abraham Lincoln

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln
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