Abraham Lincoln

Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln
Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky

Quotes

11 November 2014
Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.
11 November 2014
The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good. There are few things wholly evil, or wholly good.
11 November 2014
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
11 November 2014
So long as I have been here I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man's bosom.
11 November 2014
Our down East friends, did, indeed, treat me with great kindness, demonstrating what I before believed, that all good, intelligent people are very much alike.
11 November 2014
I ... ran for Legislature [in 1832] ... and was beaten—the only time I have been beaten by the people.
11 November 2014
If the union of these States, and the liberties of this people, shall be lost, it is but little to any one man of fifty-two years of age, but a great deal to the thirty millions of people who inhabit these United States, and to their posterity in all coming time.
11 November 2014
The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
11 November 2014
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it.
11 November 2014
Allow me to assure you, that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation.

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