Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
02/22/1861 In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the Government. Topics: Civil War
02/22/1861 There will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the Government. The Government will not use force unless force is used against it. Topics: Civil War
02/22/1861 I bring to the work [of president] an honest heart; I dare not tell you that I bring a head sufficient for it. Topics: Leadership, Humor
02/28/1861 I have reached this city of Washington under circumstances considerably differing from those under which any other man has ever reached it. I have reached it for the purpose of taking an official position amongst the people, almost all of whom were opposed to me, and are yet opposed to me, as I suppose. Topics: Leadership, America
03/04/1861 Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope, in the world? Topics: Freedom, Inspirational
03/04/1861 Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution, and the Union will endure forever. Topics: History, America, Inspirational
03/04/1861 We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. Topics: Civil War,Famous
03/04/1861 The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. Topics: Civil War, Inspirational,Famous
04/20/1861 Now, and ever, I shall do all in my power for peace, consistently with the maintainance of government. Topics: Civil War, Leadership
04/22/1861 Our men are not moles, and can’t dig under the earth; they are not birds, and can’t fly through the air. There is no way but to march across, and that they must do. Topics: Civil War,

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