Abraham Lincoln

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

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It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

   Life
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Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Wonder
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I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

   Government
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I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Desire
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Among the friends of Union, there is great diversity of sentiment and of policy in regard to slavery and the African race among us.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Diversity
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Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States - old as well as new - North as well as South.

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Abraham Lincoln

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It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Time
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Being elected to Congress, though I am very grateful to our friends for having done it, has not pleased me as much as I expected.

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Abraham Lincoln

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If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Man
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He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.

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Abraham Lincoln

   God
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I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail - I shall succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

   God
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I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning the other.

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Abraham Lincoln

   End
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I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Great
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Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Thought
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My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say.

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Abraham Lincoln

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It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Quality
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Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Best
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We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it overrule this.

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Abraham Lincoln

   Decision
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I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).

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Abraham Lincoln

   Government
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The people know their rights, and they are never slow to assert and maintain them when they are invaded.

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Abraham Lincoln

   People