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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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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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He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Criticism Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Doing your best 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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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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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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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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Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.

Victory Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history

Citizenship Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end

Doing your best Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

Doing your best Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy, and your enemy as if he will one day be your friend

Enemies Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free,--honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.

Slavery Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln , Source: Annual Message to Congress

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The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Reality Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.

Citizenship 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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Worse than traitors in arms are the men who pretend loyalty to the flag, feast and fatten on the misfortunes of the Nation while patriotic blood is crimsoning the plains of the South and their countrymen moldering the dust.

Greed Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Tact 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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To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Cowardice Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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

Military Quotes, by Abraham Lincoln

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