Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on reason, thinking, and time

When getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on feeling and success

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on ideas and words

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on fatherhood, love, and work

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on men

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You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on weakness

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, destruction, slavery, and struggle

Letter to Horace Greeley. August 22, 1862 My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. 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.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume V, p. 388.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on peace

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. . . peace is a thing which a person must be willing to fight for . . .

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on adaptability, god, justice, purpose, present, time, and war

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Meditation on the Divine Will, September 2, 1862

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on reason, thinking, and time

When I'm getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say - and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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