Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on happiness and people

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on evil, good, and judgment

The true rule in determining to embrace or reject anything is not whether it have any evil in it, but whether it have more of evil than of good. There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost every thing, especially of governmental policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Representative Abraham Lincoln, remarks in the House, June 20, 1848.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on chance and good

If all do not join now to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage, nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech at Cleveland, Ohio, February 15, 1861.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on earth, government, and people

. . . that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on birth, bravery, death, dedication, earth, fatherhood, fighting, freedom, god, government, liberty, life, men, nations, people, power, struggle, testing, war, work, and world

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. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far nobly so advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on earth, failure, freedom, generosity, giving, god, honor, hope, justice, peace, slavery, success, and world

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just - a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Second Annual Message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on desires, earth, friendship, and losing

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end . . . I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on divinity, failure, good, hope, success, and trust

Without the assistance of that Divine Being . . . I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on liberty

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The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on freedom, god, justice, slavery, and world

This is a world of compensation; and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others, April 6, 1859

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