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

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

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

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

When I hear a man preach I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

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

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

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

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

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

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

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

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth I shall at least have one friend left and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

When I am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say, and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

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

With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Public opinion in this country is everything.

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