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To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s …

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they se…

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while h…

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

{When Abraham Lincoln was 26 years old in 1835,…

{When Abraham Lincoln was 26 years old in 1835, he wrote a defense of Thomas Paine's deism; a political associate, Samuel Hill, burned it to save Lincoln's political career. Historian Roy Basler, the editor of Lincoln's papers, said Paine had a strong influence on Lincoln's style:}No other writer of the eighteenth century, with the exception of Jefferson, parallels more closely the temper or gist of Lincoln's later thought. In style, Paine above all others affords the variety of eloquence which, chastened and adapted to Lincoln's own mood, is revealed in Lincoln's formal writings.

{When Abraham Lincoln was 26 years old in 1835, he wrote a defense of Thomas Paine’s deism; a political associate, Samuel Hill, burned it to save Lincoln’s political career. Historian Roy Basler, the editor of…

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives it…

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

Congressmen who willfully take action during wa…

Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung

Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung

You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!

You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!

You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!

I do the very best I know how, the very best I …

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

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There has never been but one question in all ci…

There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.

There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority shou…

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view justify revolution; certainly would if such right were a vital one. But such is not our case.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view justify revolution; certainly would if such right were…

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not …

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

The will of God prevails. In great contests eac…

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both *may* be, and one *must* be, wrong. God cannot be *for* and *against* the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaption to effect His purpose. I am almost ready to say that this is probably true - that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet. By His mere great power, on the minds of the now contestants, He could have either *saved* or *destroyed* the Union without human contest. Yet the contest began, And, having begun He could give the final victory to either side any day. Yet the contest proceeds.

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both *may* be, and one *must* be, wrong. God cannot be *for* and *against* the…

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we wou…

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.

Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to…

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and c…

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done …

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. I…

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.

Books serve to show a man that those original t…

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in …

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

The more sects we have the better. They are all…

The more sects we have the better. They are all getting somebody in (to the Church) that the others could not: and even with the numerous divisions we are all doing tolerably well.

The more sects we have the better. They are all getting somebody in (to the Church) that the others could not: and even with the numerous divisions we are all doing tolerably well.

Two principles have stood face-to-face from the…

Two principles have stood face-to-face from the beginning of time; and they will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.

Two principles have stood face-to-face from the beginning of time; and they will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I wil…

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

I am approached with the most opposite opinions…

I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the Divine will. I am sure that either the one or the other is mistaken in that belief, and perhaps in some respects both. I hope it will not be irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal his will to others, on a point so connected with my duty, it might be supposed he would reveal it directly to me; for, unless I am more deceived in myself than I often am, it is my earnest desire to know the will of Providence in this matter. And if I can learn what it is, I will do it! These are not, however, the days of miracles, and I suppose it will be granted that I am not to expect a direct revelation. I must study the plain, physical facts of the case, ascertain what is possible and learn what appears to be wise and right.

I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the Divine will. I am sure that either the one or the other…

I’m a success today because I had a friend who …

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a b…

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

America will never be destroyed from the outsid…

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorro…

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

In your temporary failure there is no evidence …

In your temporary failure there is no evidence that you may not yet be a better scholar, and a more successful man in the great struggle of life, than many others, who have entered college more easily.

In your temporary failure there is no evidence that you may not yet be a better scholar, and a more successful man in the great struggle of life, than many others, who have entered college…

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my a…

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

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