Authors - Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis - the American Civil War - preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. - Wikipedia

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Quote 135by Anonymous on 16/12/2010

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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    Quote 479by Anonymous on 04/01/2011

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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      Quote 596by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

      No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
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        Quote 723by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

        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.
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          Quote 753by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

          And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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            Quote 758by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

            The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone 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.
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              Quote 798by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

              Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
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                Quote 862by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

                I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
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                  Quote 1048by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

                  Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
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                    Quote 1224by Anonymous on 11/01/2011

                    Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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                      Quote 1459by Anonymous on 13/01/2011

                      But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
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                        Quote 1843by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

                        Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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                          Quote 1885by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

                          Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
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                            Quote 2044by Anonymous on 21/01/2011

                            When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
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                              Quote 2097by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                              Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
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                                Quote 2141by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                                A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration.
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                                  Quote 2157by Anonymous on 24/01/2011

                                  People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
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                                    Quote 2287by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

                                    The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
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                                      Quote 2367by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                                      You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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                                        Quote 2601by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                        As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.
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                                          Quote 2805by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                          People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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                                          Quote 2873by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                          My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
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                                            Quote 2997by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                                            When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. ThatÂ’s my religion.
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                                              Quote 3100by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                                              He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
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                                                Quote 3321by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
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                                                  Quote 3392by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                                                  Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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                                                    Quote 3456by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                                                    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.
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                                                      Quote 3601by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                                                      Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
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                                                        Quote 3692by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                        If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
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                                                          Quote 3741by Anonymous on 09/02/2011

                                                          If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
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                                                            Quote 3834by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                            I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lords side.
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                                                              Quote 3877by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                              America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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                                                                Quote 3962by Anonymous on 11/02/2011

                                                                Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
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                                                                  Quote 4272by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                                                  My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
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                                                                    Quote 4384by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                                                    The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
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                                                                      Quote 4548by Anonymous on 23/02/2011

                                                                      Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
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                                                                        Quote 4642by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                                        If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.
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                                                                          Quote 4674by Anonymous on 25/02/2011

                                                                          I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
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                                                                            Quote 5384by Anonymous on 24/06/2011

                                                                            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.
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                                                                              Quote 6268by Anonymous on 16/09/2011

                                                                              Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
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                                                                                Quote 6545by Anonymous on 27/09/2011

                                                                                Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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                                                                                  Quote 6882by Anonymous on 12/10/2011

                                                                                  Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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                                                                                    Quote 7134by Anonymous on 23/10/2011

                                                                                    I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
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                                                                                      Quote 7276by Anonymous on 30/10/2011

                                                                                      If thou desire to purchase honor with thy wealth, consider first how that wealth became thine; if thy labor got it, let thy wisdom keep it; if oppression found it, let repentance restore it; if thy parent left it, let thy virtues deserve it; so shall thy honor be safer, better and cheaper.
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                                                                                        Quote 7309by Anonymous on 02/11/2011

                                                                                        You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
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                                                                                          Quote 7361by Anonymous on 05/11/2011

                                                                                          It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.
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                                                                                            Quote 7612by Anonymous on 01/01/2012

                                                                                            I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
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                                                                                              Quote 10343by Anonymous on 28/09/2012

                                                                                              It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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                                                                                                Quote 10479by Anonymous on 07/10/2012

                                                                                                Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.
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                                                                                                  Quote 10726by Anonymous on 23/10/2012

                                                                                                  The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
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                                                                                                    Quote 11075by Anonymous on 21/11/2012

                                                                                                    No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
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                                                                                                      Quote 11373by Anonymous on 25/12/2012

                                                                                                      If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
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                                                                                                        Quote 11412by Anonymous on 27/12/2012

                                                                                                        Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
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                                                                                                          Quote 11735by Anonymous on 19/01/2013

                                                                                                          Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
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                                                                                                            Quote 12277by Anonymous on 23/03/2013

                                                                                                            No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
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                                                                                                              Quote 12453by Anonymous on 14/04/2013

                                                                                                              But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
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                                                                                                                Quote 12552by Anonymous on 26/04/2013

                                                                                                                These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
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                                                                                                                  Quote 13233by Anonymous on 30/06/2013

                                                                                                                  The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
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                                                                                                                    Quote 13311by Anonymous on 06/07/2013

                                                                                                                    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.
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