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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To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

I can make more generals but horses cost money.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.

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

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong.

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No no man was made for immortality.

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

I never had a policy, I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

Some day I shall be President.

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