Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

the 16th President of the United States
12 February 1809 — 15 April 1865

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How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn`t make it a leg.

The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, 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.

I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.

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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It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

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The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Don`t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

I don`t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man`s character, give him power.

Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

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