Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on life

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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on destruction, enemies, friendship, and presidency

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Unverified.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on army, books, life, presidency, and soldiers

I could as easily bail out the Potomac River with a teaspoon as attend to all the details of the army. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.-Allen Thorndike Rice, Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, chapter 22, p. 393 (1886). This supposedly had been part of Lincoln's response to a young volunteer soldier who had come to Lincoln's office asking his help with a grievance. The story has been repeated in numerous books on Lincoln: Alexander K. McClure, "Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories, p. 162 (1904); Ida M. Tarbell, The Life of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 153 (1917); and Caroline T. Harnsberger, The Lincoln Treasury, p. 14 (1950).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln by General James B. Fry.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on judgment

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: speech at the close of the Republican state convention, as candidate for US Senate, June 16, 1858.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on government, justice, men, and needs

If all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need of government.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on defense, government, loyalty, presidency, principles, war, and words

There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. Attributed to Representative Abraham Lincoln. by W. T. Roche, address at Washington, Kansas, April 9, 1942: "These words were spoken by Lincoln, then a Congressman, in defense of his condemnation of President Polk for provoking the Mexican War."

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Congressional Record, April 15, 1942, vol. 88, Appendix, p. A1493.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on concern

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I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on good

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I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on heart and sorrow

We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: last public address, three weeks before second inaugural address, April 11, 1865.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on happiness, justice, and people

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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