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    The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves - in their separate, and individual capacities.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    I was a little cross. I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: time 
     
    I am very little inclined on any occasion to say anything unless I hope to produce some good by it.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: occasion  hope 
     
    A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy 
     
    If you want your name to be remembered after your death either do something worth writing or write some thing worth reading.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: death  writing  reading  write 
     
    Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: truth 
     
    People who have no vices, have very few virtues.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: people  virtue 
     
    I belive that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: people  believe  fight 
     
    The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: people  doubt 
     
    With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolin; it's a useful little chap.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: people  respect 
     
    If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: slavery  wrong 
     
    Never do anything for anyone who can just as well do it themself.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    I am nothing, truth is everything.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: truth 
     
    I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. No-when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: men  fighting 
     
    I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: prayer  mother 
     
    In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for, and against the same thing at the same time.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: time  wrong  god 
     
    Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: time 
     
    The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: secret  people 
     
    Life is hard but so very beautiful
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: beautiful 
     
    Force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: victory 
     
    In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: time  men  present  eternity 
     
    I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: men  world  believe  gift  god  bible  book 
     
    Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: action  military 
     
    A tendancy to melancholy… let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: women  hurt 
     
    A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: key  problem  reading 
     
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: people  world 
     
    You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: men  strong 
     
    We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: men  people  master 
     
    Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: right  faith 
     
    Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: liberty 
     
    Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: men  conflict 
     
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: write 
     
    If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.
    — Abraham Lincoln
    tags: work  live 
     
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