Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.
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I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

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Love is the chain whereby to lock a child to its parent.

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What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.
[Lincoln's maxim and philosophy]

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If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we'd all be much happier

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I went to my room one day and locked the door and got down upon my knees before Almighty God and prayed to Him mightily for victory at Gettysburg. I told Him that this war was His, and our cause His cause, that we could not stand another Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville. Then and there I made a solemn vow to Almighty God that if He would stand by our boys at Gettysburg, I would stand by Him, and He did stand by you boys, and I will stand by him. And after that, I don't know how it was, and I cannot explain it, soon a sweet comfort crept into my soul. The feeling came that God had taken the whole business into His own hands, and things would go right at Gettysburg, and that was why I had no fears about you.

— Abraham Lincoln

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government.

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With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

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I never went to school more than six months in my life, but I can say this: that among my earliest recollections, I remember how, when a mere child, I used to get irritated when anybody talked to me in a way I could not understand.

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The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.

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As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.

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I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.

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If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.

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One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended.

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Relying, as I do, upon the Almighty Power, and encouraged as I am by these resolutions which you have just read, with the support which I receive from Christian men, I shall not hesitate to use all the means at my control to secure the termination of this rebellion, and will hope for success.

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Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of "Liberty to all" the principle that clears the path for all-gives hope to all-and, by consequence, enterprize [sic], and industry to all.

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Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.

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Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right.

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The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what will.

— Abraham Lincoln

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