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  • Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, 'I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.'
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
    (Abraham Lincoln)


  • In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • 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.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of the consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saves immense sums of interest. The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government's greatest creative opportunity.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend it'.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Reply to a clergyman who said to Lincoln that he hoped 'the Lord was on our side.' I know that the LORD is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that this nation should be on the LORD'S side.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Letter to Horace Greeley. August 22, 1862 My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.
    (Abraham Lincoln)


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