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144 Famous Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
2/12/1809 - 4/15/1865
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Honest Abe     Abe Lincoln     abraham_lincoln
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Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be bastards.

Enemies Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Power Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

Chance Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in

Charity Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried

Conservatism Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Day Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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

Democracy Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.

Education Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed

Foolishness Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

Motivation Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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A yawn may not be polite, but at least it is an honest opinion

Opinions Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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

Political leaders Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Popularity Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office,

Race Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.

Thinking Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Patriotism Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln , Source: in his first inaugural address

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I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

Slavery Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln , Source: in a speech

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That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

Encouragement Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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

Experience Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Control Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

Christianity Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work ;we are in.

Charity Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Constitution Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Democracy Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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

Mother Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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