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#50123 Lincoln

Upon the subject of , not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. .

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#50124 Lincoln

I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me. .

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#50125 Lincoln

The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me. .

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#50126 Lincoln

Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary... and you allow him to make war at pleasure. .

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#50127 Lincoln

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. .

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#50128 Lincoln

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. .

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#50129 Lincoln

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. .

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#50130 Lincoln

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read. .

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#50131 Lincoln

Those who denyto others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just , can not long retain it. .

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#50132 Lincoln

Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of men, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them. .

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#50133 Lincoln

Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. .

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#50134 Lincoln

The severest justice may not always be the best policy. .

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#50135 Lincoln

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views. .

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#50136 Lincoln

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles. .

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#50137 Lincoln

The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. .

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#50138 Lincoln

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves - in their separate, and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. .

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#50139 Lincoln

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. .

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#50140 Lincoln

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. … .

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#50141 Lincoln

If any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others... .

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#50142 Lincoln

The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. .

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#50143 Lincoln

In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. .

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#50144 Lincoln

This government cannot much longer play a game in which it stakes all, and its enemies stake nothing. .

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#50145 Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. .

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#50146 Lincoln

I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not. .

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#50147 Lincoln

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. .

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#50148 Lincoln

I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly, those who desire it for others. When I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. .

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#50149 Lincoln

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? .

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#50150 Lincoln

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in. That every man may receive at least a moderate education, and thereby be enabled to read the histories of his own and other countries, by which he may duly appreciate the value of our free institutions, appears to be an object of vital importance, even on this account alone, to say nothing of the advantages and satisfaction to be derived from all being able to read the Scriptures, and other works both of a religious and moral nature, for themselves. .

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#50151 Lincoln

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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#50152 Lincoln

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people, and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel. .

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#50153 Lincoln

I have now 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. .

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#50154 Lincoln

Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it I never will. The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me. .

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#50155 Lincoln

I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Whether I shall ever be better I can not tell; I awfully forebode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me. .

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#50156 Lincoln

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice. .

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#50158 Lincoln

It has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have laboured, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government. .

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#50159 Lincoln

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him. .

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#50160 Lincoln

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. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit. .

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#50162 Lincoln

In law it is a good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot. .

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#50163 Lincoln

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. 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. .

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#50165 Lincoln

The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him. .

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#50168 Lincoln

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. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls thein search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket? A moral tone ought to be infused into the profession which should drive such men out of it. .

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#50169 Lincoln

There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very distinct and vivid. Yet the impression is common, almost universal. Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief — resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation, rather than one in the choosing of which you do, in advance, consent to be a knave. .

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#50170 Lincoln

The Autocrat of all the Russias will resign his crown, and proclaim his subjects free republicans sooner than will our American masters voluntarily give up their slaves. .

Lincoln Quotes about will
#50172 Lincoln

If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places.... Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing. .

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#50175 Lincoln

Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much. .

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#50176 Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. .

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#50177 Lincoln

Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest. .

Lincoln Quotes about men
#50179 Lincoln

Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man, this race and that race and the other race being inferior and therefore they must be placed in an inferior position. Let us discard all these things, and unite as one people throughout this land, until we shall once more stand up declaring that all men are created equal. .

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#50180 Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. .

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#50182 Lincoln

Negro equality! Fudge!! How long, in the government of a God, great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend, and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagougeism as this? .

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