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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

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

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

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

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

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.

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

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

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets

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

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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 don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

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

I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

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


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