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ABRAHAM LINCOLN
American 16th president of U.S.
(1809 - 1865)
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The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
      - in his first inaugural address
        [Patriotism]

The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise high with the occasion.
      - [Difficulties]

The people know their rights, and they are never slow to assert and maintain them, when they are invaded.
      - [Rights]

The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.
      - [Trust]

The plainest print cannot be read through a gold eagle.
      - [Money]

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
      - [Failure]

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.
      - [Justice]

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
      - [Liberty]

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
      - [Silence]

The workingmen are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the more numerous.
      - [Labor]

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
      - [Capitalism]

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
      - [Procrastination]

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 their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.
      - in his first inaugural [Democracy : Right]

This is a world of compensations, and 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, they cannot long retain it.
      - [Slavery]

This is the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birthday of Washington. We are met to celebrate this day. Washington is the mightiest name on earth--long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name an eulogy is expected. It can not be. To add brightness to the sun or glory to the name of Washington is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name and in its naked, deathless splendor leave it shining on.
      - closing words of a speech
        [Washington, George]

This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
      - [Patriotism]

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
      - [Freedom]

To add brightness to the sun or glory to the name of Washington is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked, deathless splendor leave it shining on.
      - [Washington, George]

To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.
      - [Civilization]

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
      - [Sadness]

To give the victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
      - [Ballots]

To keep silent when we should protest, makes cowards of men.
      - [Cowardice]

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.
      - [Silence]

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
      - [Truth]

We can succeed only by concert. It is not "can any of us imagine better?" but, "can we all do better?"
      - [Success]


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