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Abraham Lincoln
February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865
Nationality: American
Category: President
Subcategory: American President

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


I can make more generals, but horses cost money.


The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

    Topics: Best Friend

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.


The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.


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.


We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.


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.


As our case is new, we must think and act anew.


Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

    Topics: Inspirational

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


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

    Topics: Cute

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.


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

    Topics: Friendship

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.


Everybody likes a compliment.


The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.


Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.


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


Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.


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