Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
07/17/1858 Nobody has ever expected me to be President. In my poor, lean, lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting out. Topics: Politics
07/17/1858 I claim not to be more free from errors than others – perhaps scarcely so much. Topics:
07/17/1858 I planted myself upon the truth, and the truth only, so far as I knew it, or could be brought to know it. Topics: Morality
07/17/1858 I will not say that [Douglas] willfully misquotes, but he does fail to quote accurately. Topics: Politics, Humor
07/27/1858 I do not wish Douglas to put words into my mouth. I do not wish him to construe my words as he pleases, and then represent me as meaning what he wishes me to mean, but I do wish the people to read and judge for themselves. Topics: Politics
07/29/1858 I agree to an arrangement [of debates] for us to speak at the seven places you have named, and at your own times. Topics: Politics
07/31/1858 Yours of yesterday, naming places, times, and terms, for joint discussions between us, was received this morning. Although, by the terms, as you propose, you take four openings and closes to my three, I accede, and thus close the [debate] arrangement. Topics: Politics
08/01/1858 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. Topics: Freedom, Slavery
08/03/1858 If you wish to be a Lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a Lawyer of you quicker than any other way. Topics: Learning, Law
08/21/1858 When a man hears himself somewhat misrepresented, it provokes him – at least, I find it so with myself; but when the misrepresentation becomes very gross and palpable, it is more apt to amuse him. Topics: Humor, Politics

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