Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
08/21/1858 There is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. Topics: Freedom, Slavery, Famous
08/21/1858 With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. Topics: Politics
08/22/1858 Douglas and I, for the first time this canvass, crossed swords here yesterday; the fire flew some, and I am glad to know I am yet alive. Topics: Politics
08/27/1858 I should be exceedingly glad to know that there would never be another slave State admitted into the Union ... I should be exceedingly glad to see slavery abolished in the District of Columbia. Topics: Slavery
08/27/1858 I am ... pledged to a belief in the right and duty of Congress to prohibit slavery in all the United States Territories. Topics: Slavery
09/06/1858 By all means, don’t say 'If I can'; say 'I will.' Topics: Inspirational
09/11/1858 Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage, and you are preparing your own limbs to wear them. Topics: Slavery, Freedom
09/11/1858 Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Topics: Freedom, Religion
09/15/1858 It used to be a fashion amongst men that when a charge was made, some sort of proof was brought forward to establish it, and if no proof was found to exist, the charge was dropped. Topics: Law, Politics
09/15/1858 The smallest problems are often the most difficult things to deal with. Topics: Inspirational

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