Quotes by Abraham Lincoln (President/American).

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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
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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.
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We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
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How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn't make it a leg.
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If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.
• Abraham Lincoln
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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.
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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.
• Abraham Lincoln
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I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
• Abraham Lincoln
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Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
• Abraham Lincoln
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It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.
• Abraham Lincoln
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Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
• Abraham Lincoln
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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
• Abraham Lincoln
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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
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I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
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If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
• Abraham Lincoln
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You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
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A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
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I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.
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Biographies, as generally written, are not only misleading but false... In most instances, they commemorate a lie and cheat posterity out of the truth.
• Abraham Lincoln
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The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
• Abraham Lincoln
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A house divided against itself cannot stand.
• Abraham Lincoln
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My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say.
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Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
• Abraham Lincoln
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To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
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Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
• Abraham Lincoln

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