Facts about Abraham Lincoln USA Flag

Summary

Abraham Lincoln was a famous President from USA, who lived between February 12, 1809 and April 15, 1865.

Biography

He led the country through its greatest internal crisis ever, the American Civil War preserved the Union and ended slavery. Lincoln was shot and killed in an assassination attempt when the war was over, just a month after he was re-elected president for a second term.

Before Lincoln became the first Republican president, he was a lawyer, representative in the Illinois State Assembly, Congressman and twice a candidate for senator without success.
As stated opposition to the expansion of slavery in the United States, was Lincoln nominated as Republican presidential candidate in 1860 and was elected president later that year. While he was president, he contributed to preserving the United States by defeating the breakaway states formed the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the Civil War. He introduced a policy that resulted in the abolition of slavery, Emancipationserklæringen (which declared all slaves free) in 1863,and the 13th constitution as well (which specifically prohibits slavery) to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.

Opponents of the war (also known as "Copperheads") criticized Lincoln for refusing to compromise the slavery issue. On the other hand, he was criticized by the radical Republicans, a breakaway faction of the Republican party, to go slowly in relation to prohibit slavery. Even with these obstacles, Lincoln was able to get people through the masses with speeches and rhetoric, and Gettysburg Address is an example of this. He was, as the first U.S. president assassinated in 1865, and stood as a martyr for the ideal of a united nation. Lincoln has been ranked as one of the greatest American presidents ever.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 115 quotes who is written / told by Abraham, under the main topics: Equality, Mom, Nature, Success.

Related authors: Bill Cosby

Famous quotes by Abraham Lincoln (115)


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"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"
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"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read"
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"Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong"
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"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory"
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"Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it"
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"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence"
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"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time"
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"With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed"
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"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"
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"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end"
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"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"
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"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was"
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"I will prepare and some day my chance will come"
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"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward"
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"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him"
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"I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause"
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"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better"
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"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help"
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"As our case is new, we must think and act anew"
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"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy"
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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other"
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"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life"
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"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be"
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"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world"
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"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them"
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"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all"
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"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm"
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"Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets"
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"Avoid popularity if you would have peace"
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"Everybody likes a compliment"
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"Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old"
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"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition"
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"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice"
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"I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day"
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"A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have"
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"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right"
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"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today"
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"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong"
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"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent"
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"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem"
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"Important principles may, and must, be inflexible"
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"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself"
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"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"
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"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts"
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"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it"
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"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed"
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"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men"
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"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time"
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"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar"
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"When I am 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 about him and what he is going to say"
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"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure"
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"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance"
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"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend"
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"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds"
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"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally"
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"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves"
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"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 exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it"
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"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle"
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"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him"
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"The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed"
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"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well"
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"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves"
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"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt"
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"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues"
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"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"
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"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
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"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure"
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"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother"
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"A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me"
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"A house divided against itself cannot stand"
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"Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything"
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"Some day I shall be President"
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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves"
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"In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong"
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"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built"
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"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration"
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"Knavery and flattery are blood relations"
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"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality"
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"The ballot is stronger than the bullet"
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"The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use"
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"With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die"
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"These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have"
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"These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people"
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"There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time.""
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"To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary"
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"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors"
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"When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run"
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"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly"
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"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth"
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"When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees"
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"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored"
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"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next"
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"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee"
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"If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business"
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"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution"
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"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty"
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"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just"
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"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person"
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"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
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"I can make more generals, but horses cost money"
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"The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them"
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"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew"
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"Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar"
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"I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known"
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"I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow"
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"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties"
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"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough"
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"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem"
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"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth"
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"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe"
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"Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible"
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"He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make"
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"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing"
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"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind"
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"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"


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