Quotations From ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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  • 151.
    Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Fragment, notes for a law lecture, July 1, 1850? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 81, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 152.
    This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this Administration will not be re-elected.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. memorandum concerning his probable failure of re-election, Aug. 23, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 514, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 153.
    There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. address before the Young Men's Lyceum, Springfield, Illinois, Jan. 27, 1838. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 113, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 154.
    To give the victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Fragment of a speech, c. May 18, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 454, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 155.
    I was born and have ever remaind [sic] in the most humble walks of life.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Communication to the people of Sangamo County, Mar 9, 1832. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 8, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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  • 156.
    Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of man, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Letter to Theodore Canisius, May 17, 1859. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 380, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 157.
    I find quite as much material for a lecture in those points wherein I have failed, as in those wherein I have been moderately successful.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Fragment: notes for a law lecture, July 1, 1850? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 81, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 158.
    If you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Letter to Quintin Campbell, June 28, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 288, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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  • 159.
    Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Message to Congress, July 4, 1861.

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  • 160.
    In leaving the people's business in their hands, we can not be wrong.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Speech in the United States House of Representatives on the presidential question, July 27, 1848. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 507, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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