Who the heck is Abraham Lincoln?

No one looked as great with a top hat and a beard as Abraham Lincoln. Abe, as his friends called him, came from humble beginnings, read everything he could get his hands on and became the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln is known for his wisdom, statemanship and abolishing slavery which resulted in the Civil War. He was very tall for his height.

Books by Abraham Lincoln

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

“A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.”

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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

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“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

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“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”

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“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”

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“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

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“Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”

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“Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

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“Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.”

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“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

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“Force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived.”

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

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“Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”

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“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

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“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

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“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.”

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“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

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“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

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“If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”

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“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

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“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

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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 has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

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“It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

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“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

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“It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.”

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“Life is hard but so very beautiful.”

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“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”

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“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”

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“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

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“No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ”

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“Nothing will divert me from my purpose.”

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“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”

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“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

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“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

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“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

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“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.”

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“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

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“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.”

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“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

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“Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.”

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“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”

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“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

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“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”

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“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

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“When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.”

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“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

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“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

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“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world... enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.”

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“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

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“You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”

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“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

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“You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!”

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“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

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“You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.”

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“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

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