Abraham Lincoln

(12 February 1809 – 15 April 1865 / Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky)

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

  • ''We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.''
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. annual message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 537, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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  • ''You already know I desire that neither Father or Mother shall be in want of any comfort either in health or sickness while they live.''
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to John D. Johnston, Jan. 12, 1851. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 96, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • ''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).
  • ''Work, work, work, is the main thing.''
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to John M. Brockman, Sep. 25, 1860. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 121, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

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Best Poem of Abraham Lincoln


MY childhood's home I see again,
And sadden with the view;
And still, as memory crowds my brain,
There's pleasure in it, too.

O memory! thou midway world
'Twixt earth and paradise,
Where things decayed and loved ones lost
In dreamy shadows rise,

And, freed from all that's earthly, vile,
Seem hallowed, pure and bright,
Like scenes in some enchanted isle
All bathed in liquid light.

As dusky mountains please the eye
When twilight chases day;
As bugle ...

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To Rosa

You are young, and I am older;
You are hopeful, I am not -
Enjoy life, ere it grow colder -
Pluck the roses ere they rot.

Teach your beau to heed the lay -
That sunshine soon is lost in shade -
That now's as good as any day -
To take thee, Rosa, ere she fade.

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