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 Home I See Again

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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-tones that, passing by,
In distance die away;

As leaving ...

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln,
His hand and pen:
He will be good but
God knows When.

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