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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Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

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

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell it is simply purgatory.

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

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

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

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.

If there is anything that a man can do well I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

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

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

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

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