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  • I am struggling to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I am struggling especially to prevent others from overthrowing it.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Republicans are the party of my people, created for my people,
    (Abraham Lincoln)


  • Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I will study and prepare and perhaps my chance will come.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • It is my ambition and desire to so administer the affairs of the government while I remain President that if at the end I have lost every other Friend on earth I shall at least have one friend remaining and that one shall be down inside me.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • 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.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Gentlemen, why don't you laugh With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die. You need this medicine as much a I do.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle
    (Abraham Lincoln)


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