Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on conviction, day, and wisdom

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks edited by Michael Burlingame

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on necessity

I think the necessity of being ready increases. - Look to it.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Letter to Gov. Andrew Curtin of Pa., 8 Apr. 1861

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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 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 advice, decisions, determination, diaries, meetings, presidency, quotations, thought, war, wishes, and words

I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter - for that I have determined for myself. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. - Salmon P. Chase, diary entry for September 22, 1862, Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P Chase, p. 88 (1903, reprinted 1971). According to the Chase account, Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, p. 584 (1939). Although these words are not used, the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincoln's cabinet, Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles, vol. 1, pp. 142-43 (1911).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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