Quotes by: Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln in 1863 at the age of 54
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin (1861–1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865)
Preceded by James Buchanan
Succeeded by Andrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by John Henry
Succeeded by Thomas L. Harris
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
1834–1842
Personal details
Born (1809-02-12)February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died April 15, 1865(1865-04-15) (aged 56)
Petersen House,
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of death Assassination
Resting place Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Whig (1834–1854)
Republican (1854–1865)
Other political
affiliations
National Union (1864–1865)
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) [1]
Spouse(s) Mary Todd (m. 1842)
Children Robert, Edward, Willie, and Tad
Parents Thomas Lincoln
Nancy Hanks
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Religion See: Abraham Lincoln and religion
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
 Illinois
Service/branch Illinois Militia
Years of service 3 months
(April 21, 1832 – July 10, 1832)
Rank
Captain
(April 21, 1832 – May 27, 1832) Private
(May 28, 1832 – July 10, 1832) OBS:. Discharged from his command and re-enlisted as a Private.
Battles/wars Black Hawk War

Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.
Abraham Lincoln
Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn't get there.
Abraham Lincoln
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.
Abraham Lincoln
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
Abraham Lincoln
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Abraham Lincoln
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Abraham Lincoln
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln
It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction.
Abraham Lincoln
I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.
Abraham Lincoln
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Abraham Lincoln
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people; and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel.
Abraham Lincoln
It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.
Abraham Lincoln
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Abraham Lincoln
If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
Abraham Lincoln
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