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Oscar Wilde

"If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity." Oscar Wilde
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"America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller then these." Simon Hoggart
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Joseph Joubert

"Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another." Joseph Joubert
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"Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great." John L. Motley
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Abraham Lincoln
Birth: 1809-02-12 Death: 1865-04-15

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

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 surrender of the Confederacy. His leadership abilities and his political skills have had a lasting impact on U.S. politics and the presidency itself. He not only ended slavery, but brought about Westward …



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