The collection of  Sir Abraham Lincoln sayings, proverbs, inspirational, wise, and humorous quotes collected over the years from a variety of sources.  

 

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war.     

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.     

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Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.     

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The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

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A tendancy to melancholy let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.     

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No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.     

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With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.

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It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going.

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Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.     

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.

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Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.

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Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.     

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Be sure that you put your feet at the right place, then stand firm.

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We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous.     

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Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

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Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

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You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

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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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Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men.     

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

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That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

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The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.     

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Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.     

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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

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

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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

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There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.     

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Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.     

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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.     

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Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.     

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Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

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Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.

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Military glory the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.

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Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

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Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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The best way to predict your future is to create it.

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Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.     

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The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.     

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I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

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I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

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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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Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.     

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

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

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Writing the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye is the great invention of the world.     

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

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The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.

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A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.

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

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

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A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.     

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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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

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

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In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.     

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To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.     

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

The probability that we may fail in struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.     

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

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

We cannot escape history.

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

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You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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

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

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People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

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These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.

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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

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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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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.     

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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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.

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We must never sell old friends to buy old enemies.

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A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

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You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

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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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When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

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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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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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To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.     

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

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The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.     

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No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

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

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The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.     

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

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Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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

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

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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

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Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

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Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.     

Abraham Lincoln

Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

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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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If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.

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Bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.     

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Achievement has no color.     

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Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

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I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

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You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.     

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I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.     

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When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.

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Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.

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

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To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.     

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You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.     

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Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.

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Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

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With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

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By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit.

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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.     

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Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents

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Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous.     

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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

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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.

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Determine the thing that can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.     

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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

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I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

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I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.     

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I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

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It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ”You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.     

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Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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

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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

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A government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

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

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And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

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

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No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

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Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.     

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Upon the subject of education. I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.     

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

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

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

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Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?

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It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.     

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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar     

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I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Happy Birthday Mom.

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I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother. Happy Birthday Mom.

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.

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It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.     

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

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A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

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My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.

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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.     

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I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.     

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This struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions.     

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

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

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The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.     

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Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration     

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If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

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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.

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Teach the children so that it willnot be necessary to teach the adults.

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And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, It’s the life in your years.

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No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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Achievement has no color.     

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That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

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

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You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.     

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No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.

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When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.

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The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

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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.

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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

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Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

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War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible.

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