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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All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow, in thought and mind.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.

Hold on with a bulldog grip and chew and choke as much as possible.

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

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do and how to do it.

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

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.

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

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.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.

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

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years.

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

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

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

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people.

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