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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country trough the turbulent times of the American Civil War.
(1809 - 1865)

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... That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.

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.

A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

A house divided against itself cannot stand - I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free.

A man's legs must be long enough to reach the ground.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

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