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  • He said that he felt 'like the boy that stumped his toe,'it hurt too bad to laugh, and he was too big to cry.'
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The most notable feature of a disturbance in your city last summer was the hanging of some working people by other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • somewhat like the boy in Kentucky who stubbed his toe while running to see his sweetheart. The boy said he was too big to cry, and far too badly hurt to laugh.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ''You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.''
    (Abraham Lincoln)


  • I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I regard no man as poor who has a godly mother.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • As the problems are new, we must disenthrall ourselves from the past.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I have been driven to my knees many times because there was no place else to go.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer who remarked to a companion once that 'it was not best to swap horses while crossing streams.'
    (Abraham Lincoln)

  • I fear you do not fully comprehend the danger of abridging the liberties of the people. Nothing but the sternest necessity can ever justify it. A government had better go to the extreme of toleration, than to do aught that could be construed into an interference with, or to jeopardize in any degree, the common rights of its citizens.
    (Abraham Lincoln)


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