Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
03/09/1832 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. Topics: Love
03/09/1832 Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost. Topics: Inspirational
06/13/1836 I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms, (by no means excluding females.) Topics: Freedom, Politics
06/13/1836 I go for all sharing the privileges of the government who assist in bearing its burthens. Topics: Freedom
06/21/1836 No one has needed favours more than I, and generally, few have been less unwilling to accept them. Topics: Humor
06/21/1836 I once had the confidence of the people ... and if I have since done any thing, either by design or misadventure, which if known, would subject me to a forfeiture of that confidence, he that knows of that thing, and conceals it, is a traitor to his country's interest. Topics: Freedom
01/11/1837 In one faculty, at least, there can be no dispute of the gentleman's superiority over me, and most other men; and that is, the faculty of entangling a subject, so that neither himself, or any other man, can find head or tail to it. Topics: Leadership, Humor
01/11/1837 It is an old maxim and a very sound one, that he that dances should always pay the fiddler. Topics: Economy
01/11/1837 These capitalists generally act harmoniously, and in concert, to fleece the people, and now, that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel. Topics: Economy
01/11/1837 Mr. Chairman, this movement is exclusively the work of politicians; a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men. I say this with the greater freedom because, being a politician myself, none can regard it as personal.: Topics: Freedom

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