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Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Often known as "Honest Abe," or "the Great Emancipator," Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Embroiled in a Civil War for much of his presidency, Lincoln was staunchly opposed to the expansion of slavery. During his administration he also broadly expanded the powers of the presidency, going so far as to personally direct the war effort and forcing the eventual surr…

Date of Birth: February 12, 1809
Date of Death: April 15, 1865


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"Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be." Abraham Lincoln
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"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." Abraham Lincoln
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"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." Abraham Lincoln
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"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Abraham Lincoln
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"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." Abraham Lincoln
Reported as an inscription quoting Lincoln in an English college in The Baptist Teacher for Sunday-school Workers : Vol. 36 (1905), pg. 483 Famed for his stance on morality, Lincoln here expounds on his views about being right and standing with those that are right. Add Category or Author

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"It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes." Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address was delivered on March 4, 1865. Forty-five days before his assassination. Just 701 words long, Lincoln's address was the second shortest in history. This is the complete passage for the more popular quote, "The Almighty has His own purposes", Add Category or Author

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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln
Letter to Isham Reavis (5 November 1855) Written in a letter by Lincoln to one Isham Reavis, who was engaged in the process of becoming a lawyer. The above quote was part of Lincoln's response. Also notable in the same letter was, "If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not." Add Category or Author

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"The Almighty has His own purposes." Abraham Lincoln
Second Inaugural Address ( 1865) Spoken in his 2nd inaugural address, Lincoln preceded this line with, "It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully." Add Category or Author

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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing." Abraham Lincoln
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"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." Abraham Lincoln
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"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality." Abraham Lincoln
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"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." Abraham Lincoln
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"Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged." Abraham Lincoln
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"I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me." Abraham Lincoln
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"We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read." 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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"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 that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world." Abraham Lincoln
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"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax" Abraham Lincoln
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"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends." Abraham Lincoln
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"For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like" Abraham Lincoln
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"The United States government must not undertake to run the Churches. When an individual, in the Church or out of it, becomes dangerous to the public interest he must be checked." Abraham Lincoln
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Denise Gangnes - February 17, 2012 , Presidential Pop Quiz: Quotes by Famous Men from American History
Robb Zerr - April 03, 2012 , A Somber, Unforgettable Lincoln Address




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