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"I will prepare and some day my chance will come."

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"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."

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"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."

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"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."

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"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."

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"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."

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"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."

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"The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

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"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."

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"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

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"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

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"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."

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"A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me."

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"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."

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"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him."

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"Whatever you are, be a good one."

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"When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run."

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"When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say."

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"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

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"As our case is new, we must think and act anew."

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"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

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"I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice."

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"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."

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"I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back."

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"No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."

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"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be."

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"Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time."

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"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."

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"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."

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"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."

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"I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."

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"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward."

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

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"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."

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"God must love the common man, he made so many of them."

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"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

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"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition."

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

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"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

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"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day."

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"I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me."

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"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time, or die by suicide."

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"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."

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"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

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"My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it."

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"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better."

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"Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old."

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"...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

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"...and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

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"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

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"A friend is someone who has the same enemies you have."

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"A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have."

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand; I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free."

by Abraham Lincoln June 17 1858

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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"A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration"

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"All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother."

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"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."

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"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."

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"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."

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"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them"

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

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"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years"

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"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

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"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

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"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy"

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"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy."

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"Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets."

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"Avoid popularity if you would have peace."

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"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

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

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

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"Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully."

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"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing."

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"Corporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed."

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"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."

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"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"

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"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

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"Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem."

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"Everybody likes a compliment."

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"Find out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case, if it will get the same results. - in reply to comments about General Grant's drinking problems"

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"Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived."

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"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

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

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"God must have loved the plain people; He made so many of them."

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"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

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

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"He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met."

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"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."

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"He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help."

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"He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make."

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"Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible."

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"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."

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"Hypocrite The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."

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"I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number."

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"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."

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"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts."

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"I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise."

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"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."

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"I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him."

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"I can make more generals, but horses cost money."

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