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By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Our strife pertains to ourselves-to the passing generations of men-and it can without convulsion be hushed forever with the passing of one generation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Wise statesmen ... established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity should look up again at the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The petition of persons under eighteen, praying that I would free all slave children, and the heading of which petition it appears you wrote, was handed me a few days since by Senator Sumner. Please tell these little people I am very glad their young hearts are so full of just and generous sympathy, and that, while I have not the power to grant all they ask, I trust they will remember that God has, and that, as it seems, He wills to do it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Don't be fooled. I kept all my workout clothes in that top hat.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

To read in the Bible, as the word of God himself, that "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, ["] and to preach there-from that, "In the sweat of other mans faces shalt thou eat bread," to my mind can scarcely be reconciled with honest sincerity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations...is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I walk slowly, but never backwards.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;-let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Now what is Judge Douglas Popular Sovereignty? It is, as a principle, no other than that, if one man chooses to make a slave of another man, neither that other man nor anybody else has a right to object.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me - and I think He has - I believe I am ready.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I would rather be assassinated than see a single star removed from the American flag.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I do not deny the possibility that the people may err in an election; but if they do, the true [cure] is in the next election, and not in the treachery of the person elected.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I never did ask more, nor ever was willing to accept less, than for all the States, and the people thereof, to take and hold their places, and their rights, in the Union, under the Constitution of the United States. For this alone have I felt authorized to struggle; and I seek neither more nor less now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

You say you will not fight to free negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you; but, no matter. Fight you, then exclusively to save the Union.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

As long as the Almighty permitted intelligent men, created in his image and likeness, to fight in public and kill each other while the world looks on approvingly, it's not for me to deprive the chickens of the same privilege.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The provision of the Constitution giving the war making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they resolved to so frame the constitution that no man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

You cannot fail unless you quit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The US patent system adds the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I am glad to see that a system of labor prevails under which laborers can strike when they want to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I find quite as much material for a lecture in those points wherein I have failed, as in those wherein I have been moderately successful.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day. Never let your correspondence fall behind. Whatever piece of business you have in hand, before stopping, do all the labor pertaining to it which can then be done.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The Cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionall y decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to bevery much chagrined.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage who pay taxes or bear arms, by no means excluding females.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other mans rightsthat each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

How many times have I laughed at you telling me plainly that I was too lazy to be anything but a lawyer.