Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

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Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

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.

I was losing interest in politics when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

Government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the Earth.

As our case is new we must think and act anew.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

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

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another but let him work diligently and build one for himself thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

With Malice toward none with charity for all with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right let us strive on to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.

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

Lets have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.

In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth.

There is another old poet, whose name I do not now remember, who said "Truth is the daughter of Time."

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

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

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

The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.

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