Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
06/23/1859 If the [Democrats] shall be beaten in 1860, it has to be done by the North; no human invention can deprive them of the South. Topics: Politics
07/28/1859 No party can command respect which sustains this year, what it opposed last. Topics: Politics
09/17/1859 I have found that when one is embarrassed, usually the shortest way to get through with it is to quit talking or thinking about it, and go at something else. Topics: Inspirational
09/17/1859 I hold if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only and no hands. Topics: Slavery
09/17/1859 The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful. Topics: Inspirational
09/17/1859 Twenty-five years ago, I was a hired laborer. The hired laborer of yesterday, labors on his own account today; and will hire others to labor for him tomorrow. Advancement – improvement in conditions – is the order of things in a society of equals. Topics: Inspirational
09/17/1859 Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. Topics: Slavery, Inspirational
09/30/1859 I know nothing so pleasant to the mind, as the discovery of anything which is at once new and valuable – nothing which so lightens and sweetens the toil, as the hopeful pursuit of such discovery. Topics: Learning
09/30/1859 A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. Topics: Learning
09/30/1859 It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones [problems]. Topics: Learning

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