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  • My earlier views at the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures, have become clearer and stronger with advancing years and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • 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.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • That I am not a member of any Christian Church, is true but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • 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.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
    (Abraham Lincoln)


  • 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.
    (Abraham 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.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Senator Stephen Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from so must it be with a government.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is the tree is the real thing.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • A lawyer's time and advice are his stock in trade.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
    (Abraham Lincoln)


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