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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Life: 1809 - 1865

Country: us flag America

Profession: Politician; President;

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his death on April 15, 1865. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery, he won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865.

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Quotations

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.

~ Abraham Lincoln

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Tell me the brand Grant drinks so I can send some to all my generals.

~ Abraham Lincoln

- to congressional delegation, 1863

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

- First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1861

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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.

~ Abraham Lincoln

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.

~ Abraham Lincoln

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

~ Abraham Lincoln

I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history.

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.

~ Abraham Lincoln
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