Abraham Lincoln Quotes
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."
"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."
"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed."
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence."
"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all."
"We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read."
"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."
"Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"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."
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy."
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."
"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."
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
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