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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on adversity, affliction, good, men, philosophy, poets, pride, prosperity, and words

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! - how consoling in the depth of affliction! Many versions of this story exist. Another one is: "The Sultan asked for a Signet motto, that should hold good for Adversity or Prosperity. Solomon gave him, 'This also shall pass away.'" - Edward Fitzgerald, Polonius: A Collection of Wise Saws and Modern Instances, item 112, p. 80 (1901). The words In neez bogzarad, which can be translated, "This also shall pass," appear in the Diven of the twelfth century Persian poet and philosopher, Sana'I of Ghaznl, ed. Mazahir Musaffa, p. 92 (1957).

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 30, 1859.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on business, compromise, good, lawyers, neighbors, opportunity, persuasion, superiority, and time

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser - in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: "Notes for a Law Lecture" July 1, 1850, p. 81.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on belief, good, and laughter

I have always believed that a good laugh was good for both the mental and physical digestion.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on good, government, heaven, labor, security, and world

In the early days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, no good thing has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without having first cost labour. And inasmuch [as] most good things are produced by labour, it follows that [all] such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have labored, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [secure] to each laborer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: fragments of a tariff discussion, December 1, 1847?,

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on good, government, labor, and security

To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor, or as nearly as possible, is a worthy object of any good government.

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 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 appreciation, children, divinity, failure, farewells, feeling, friendship, good, hope, kindness, life, people, success, and trust

My friends: No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, 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. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Farewell Address at the Great Western Depot in Springfield, Ill., Feb. 11, 1861.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on good

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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, at Peoria, Illinois, Oct 16, 1854

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