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 Abraham Lincoln Quotes 

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

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

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

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

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

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

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, atheist, but I cannot conceive conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

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

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

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming overwhelming conviction conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed seemed insufficient insufficient for that day.

If you once forfeit forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time

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

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, endure, permanently half slave slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved dissolved I do not expect the house to fall but I do expect it will cease cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

In this sad world of ours sorrow sorrow comes to all and it often often comes with bitter bitter agony. agony. Perfect relief is not possible except except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived conceived in Liberty, Liberty, and dedicated dedicated to the proposition proposition that all men are created equal.

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

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

I am not concerned concerned that you have fallen I am concerned concerned that you arise.

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter deter u

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent assent to the long, complicated complicated statements of Christian dogma. dogma.

We should be too big to take offense offense and too noble to give it.

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

Hypocrite: Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

Those who deny deny freedom to others deserve deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain retain it.

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely obscurely have commentators.

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

Let Let no feeling of discouragement pre

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, "And this too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling consoling in the depths of affliction! affliction!

This country, with its institutions, belongs to belongs to the people who inhabit inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary weary of the existing existing government, they can excercize their Constitutional right of amending amending it, or their revolutionary revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow overthrow it.

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

Our safety, our liberty, liberty, depends upon preserving preserving the Constitution of the United United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow overthrow the men who pervert pervert the Constitution.

Allow the President to invade invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary necessary to repel repel an invasion invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary necessary for such purpose and you allow him to make war at pleasure. pleasure. . . . If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary necessary to invade invade Canada to prevent prevent the British from invading invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading invading us'; but he will say to you, 'Be silent; I see it, if you don't.

Congressmen who willfully willfully take action during wartime that damage morale and undermine undermine the military are saboteurs saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, exiled, or hung

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

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow overthrow the men who pervert pervert the Constitution.

That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; another; but let let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring assuring that his own shall be safe from violence built.

You cannot lift the wage wage earner earner up by pulling the wage wage payer down.

I see in the near future a crisis approaching approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor endeavor to prolong prolong its reign reign by working upon the prejudices prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except except negroes.' When the Know Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty liberty to Russia, for instance, instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy alloy of hypocrisy. hypocrisy.

In times like the present, men should utter utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible responsible through time and eternity. eternity.

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

Upon the subject subject of education, not presuming presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject subject which we as a people can be engaged in engaged in

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming overwhelming conviction conviction that I had nowhere else to go.

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

Neither let let us be slandered slandered from our duty by false accusations accusations against us, nor frightened frightened from it by menaces menaces of destruction ... nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. sermons. No when I hear a man preach, preach, I like to see him act as act as if he were fighting bees.

If slavery slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

It will not do to investigate the subject subject of religion too closely, as it is apt apt to lead to lead to infidelity. infidelity.

I have never studied the art of paying compliments 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 applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct conduct during this war.

These [the armed forces] are not our reliance against a resumption resumption of tyranny tyranny in our fair land. All of them may be turned against our liberties, liberties, without making us stronger or weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty liberty as the heritage heritage of all men, in all lands, every where.... Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage, bondage, and you are preparing your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed Accustomed to trample trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises.

I am rather rather inclined to inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.

Truth is generally the best vindication vindication against slander slander

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