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By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.

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Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.

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Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Towering genius distains a beaten path.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I affect no contempt for the high eminence he [Senator Stephen Douglas] has reached. So reached, that the oppressed of my species,might have shared with me in the elevation, I would rather stand on that eminence, than wear the richest crown that ever pressed a monarch's brow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was, somehow, the cause of the war.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Accounts of outrages committed by mobs form the every-day news of the times. They have pervaded the country from New England to Louisiana, they are neither peculiar to the eternal snows of the former nor the burning suns of the latter; they are not the creature of climate, neither are they confined to the slaveholding or the non-slaveholding States. Alike they spring up among the pleasure-hunting masters of Southern slaves, and the order-loving citizens of the land of steady habits. Whatever then their cause may be, it is common to the whole country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

That our government should have been maintained in its original form from its establishment until now, is not much to be wondered at. It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed, and crumbled away. Through that period, it was felt by all, to be an undecided experiment; now, it is understood to be a successful one.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The foregoing history may not be precisely accurate in every particular; but I am sure it is sufficiently so, for all the uses I shall attempt to make of it, and in it, we have before us, the chief material enabling us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is right or wrong.

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Abraham Lincoln

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education...appears to be an object of vital importance...

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.

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Abraham Lincoln

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

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Abraham Lincoln

We must believe that He permits it [this war] for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us; and though with ourlimited understandings we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that he who made the world still governs it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I certainly know that if the war fails, the administration fails, and that I will be blamed for it, whether I deserve it or not. And I ought to be blamed, if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore you blame me already. I think I could not do better; therefore I blame you for blaming me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember

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Abraham Lincoln

What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this his almost chosen people.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I think slavery is wrong, morally, and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.

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Abraham Lincoln

Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

When met with a problem I always ask myself what is the right thing to do and then I do it.

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Abraham Lincoln

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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Abraham Lincoln

One generation passeth away and another generation cometh, but the earth abideth forever.

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Abraham Lincoln

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

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Abraham Lincoln

The best way to get rid of your enemies is to make them your friends.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people to the idea of indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races... A separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation, but as an immediate separation is impossible, the next best thing is to keep them apart where they are not already together. If white and black people never get together in Kansas, they will never mix blood in Kansas...

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Abraham Lincoln

But for that Book, we could not know right from wrong.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

You have more of a feeling of personal resentment than I have. Perhaps, I have too little of it, but I never thought it paid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Fondly do we hope, ferverently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.

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Abraham Lincoln

Everybody likes a compliment.

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Abraham Lincoln

I understand that it is a maxim of law, that a poor plea may be a good plea to a bad declaration.

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Abraham Lincoln

Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two [good and evil].

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The severest justice may not always be the best policy

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I cannot imagine anyone looking at the sky and denying God.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... He will assume control of your cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations ... The fate of humanity is in his hands.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Relying, as I do, upon the Almighty Power, and encouraged as I am by these resolutions which you have just read, with the support which I receive from Christian men, I shall not hesitate to use all the means at my control to secure the termination of this rebellion, and will hope for success.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, look for victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I dont believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

I am slow to listen to criminations among friends, and never espouse their quarrels on either side. My sincere wish is that both sides will allow bygones to be bygones, and look to the present & future only.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

The land, the earth God gave to man for his home ... should never be the possession of any man, corporation, (or) society ... any more than the air or water.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

Remembering that Peter denied his Lord with an oath, after most solemnly protesting that he never would, I will not swear I will make no committals; but I do think I will not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people, and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Abraham Lincoln

If I gave McClellan all the men he asked for, they could not find room to lie down; they'd have to sleep standing up.