Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
07/12/1862 Room in South America for colonization, can be obtained cheaply, and in abundance; and when numbers shall be large enough to be company and encouragement for one another, the freed people will not be so reluctant to go. Topics: Slavery
07/17/1862 The severest justice may not always be the best policy. Topics: Law, Leadership
07/17/1862 That those who make a causeless war should be compelled to pay the cost of it, is too obviously just to be called in question. Topics: Civil War
07/19/1862 You are in error if you suppose any important portion of my correspondence escapes my notice. Every thing requiring my action or attention is brought to my notice. Topics: Leadership
07/22/1862 ... all persons held as slaves within any state or states, wherein the constitutional authority of the United States shall not then be practically recognized, submitted to, and maintained, shall then, thenceforward, and forever, be free. Topics: Slavery
07/24/1862 It is a matter of no importance to me whether I spend my time with half a dozen or with the whole of you, but it is of importance to you. Therefore, when you come in, please don't stay long. Topics: Leadership
07/26/1862 I distrust the wisdom if not the sincerity of friends, who would hold my hands while my enemies stab me. Topics: Leadership
07/26/1862 I am a patient man – always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Topics: Religion, Leadership
07/28/1862 I shall do nothing in malice. What I deal with is too vast for malicious dealing. Topics: Leadership
08/02/1862 Lieutenant Commanding James W. A. Nicholson, now commanding the Isaac Smith, wishes to be married, and from evidence now before me, I believe there is a young lady who sympathizes with him in that wish. Under these circumstances, please allow him the requisite leave of absence, if the public service can safely endure it. Topics: Love, Humor

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