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

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."


Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

    Topics: Inspirational

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

    Topics: Government

Whatever you are, be a good one.

    Topics: Motivational

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.


The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.


Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.


God must love the common man, he made so many of them.


Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.


When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.


Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.


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


I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.


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.


This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

    Topics: Government

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

    Topics: Inspirational

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.


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.


There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.


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