Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
07/06/1852 The man who is of neither party, is not – cannot be, of any consequence. Topics: Politics
07/06/1852 His will was indomitable; but this quality often secures to its owner nothing better than a character for useless obstinacy. Topics: Leadership
07/06/1852 A free people, in times of peace and quiet – when pressed by no common danger – naturally divide into parties. Topics: Freedom, Politics
04/01/1854 Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself. Topics: Slavery, Morality
04/01/1854 We proposed to give all a chance; and we expected the weak to grow stronger, the ignorant, wiser; and all better, and happier together. Topics: Slavery
04/01/1854 In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere. Topics: Freedom, Politics
10/04/1854 We were proclaiming ourselves political hypocrites before the world, by thus fostering Human Slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the sole friends of Human Freedom. Topics: Freedom, Slavery
10/04/1854 Our government breaks down that restriction and opens the door for slavery to enter where before it could not go. This is practically legislating for slavery, recognising it, endorsing it, propagating it, extending it. Topics: Slavery, Politics
10/16/1854 When the white man governs himself that is self-government; but when he governs himself, and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism. Topics: Freedom, Slavery
10/16/1854 If the negro is a man, why then my ancient faith teaches me that ``all men are created equal;'' and that there can be no moral right in connection with one man's making a slave of another. Topics: Slavery, Religion

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