Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
02/16/1861 I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain. Topics: Humor
02/18/1861 While I hold myself without mock modesty, the humblest of all individuals that have ever been elevated to the Presidency, I have a more difficult task to perform than any one of them. Topics: Leadership, History
02/19/1861 I have appeared only that you might see me and I you, and I am not sure but that I have the best of the sight. Topics: Humor
02/19/1861 I have been occupying a position, since the Presidential election, of silence, of avoiding public speaking, of avoiding public writing. I have been doing so because I thought, upon full consideration, that was the proper course for me to take. Topics:
02/19/1861 ... acting honestly and sincerely, and with your aid, I think we shall be able to get through the storm. Topics: Inspirational
02/21/1861 I shall do all that may be in my power to promote a peaceful settlement of all our difficulties. The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am. Topics: Civil War
02/21/1861 I shall endeavor to take the ground I deem most just to the North, the East, the West, the South, and the whole country. Topics: Leadership
02/22/1861 I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Topics: Leadership, History, America
02/22/1861 I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here, and framed and adopted that Declaration of Independence. I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army who achieved that Independence. Topics: Leadership, Civil War, History
02/22/1861 If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle – I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it. Topics: Freedom, History, America

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