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Quotations From ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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  • 171.
    Gold is good in its place; but living, brave, patriotic men, are better than gold.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. response to a serenade, Nov. 10, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 101, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 172.
    He who does something at the head of one Regiment, will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to David Hunter, Dec. 31, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 85, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 173.
    Property is the fruit of labor—property is desirable—is a positive good in the world.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. reply to the New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association, Mar. 21, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 7, p. 259, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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  • 174.
    To you, more than to any others, the privilege is given, to assure that happiness [of saving the Union], and swell that grandeur, and to link your own names therewith forever.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Appeal to border state representatives to favor compensated emancipation, July 12, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 319, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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