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Abraham Lincoln



    The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

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

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    Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

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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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    No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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    Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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

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

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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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    I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

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

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    Whatever you are, be a good one.

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    Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.

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    I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

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

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    In times like these men should utter nothing for which they would not be willingly responsible through time and in eternity.

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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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    Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

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    Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

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    My dream is of a place and time where America will once againbe seen as the last best hope of earth.

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    Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

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    Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon

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    The plainest print cannot be read through a gold eagle

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    With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.

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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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    Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.

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    Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature -- opposition to it on his love of justice.

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    Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.

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    Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

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    If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

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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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    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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    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.

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

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    The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society

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    Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people

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