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Abraham Lincoln

1809-1865 ,  American President
Abraham LincolnAmerican politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
He has been consistently ranked as among the greatest USA presidents.

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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.

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

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.

I do not like that man. I must get to know him better.

Why, madam, do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

It's my experience that folks who have no vices have generally very few virtues.

All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion.

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

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

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

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

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

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

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

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

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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