Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on principles

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: 1865

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Notes for a Law Lecture, July 1, 1850

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on control, government, laws, principles, prohibition, and reason

Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on confidence, country, exercise, existence, government, hope, justice, patience, people, and world

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 their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: 1861

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on god and love

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

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on people

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People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Judgment on a Book

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on appearance, beginning, dreams, people, presidency, and reason

The President tonight has a dream: - He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said: - "He is a very common-looking man." The President replied: - "The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed Dec 23, 1863. Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, 1908

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Telegram to Gen. Grant during the siege of Petersburg

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on fear, god, purity, purpose, and trust

Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on nobility

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

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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