Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
12/01/1862 Our strife pertains to ourselves – to the passing generations of men; and it can, without convulsion, be hushed forever with the passing of one generation. Topics: Civil War, America
12/01/1862 Practice proves more than theory … Topics: America, Inspirational
12/01/1862 Labor is like any other commodity in the market – increase the demand for it, and you increase the price of it. Topics: Inspirational, Economy
12/01/1862 In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and in eternity. Topics: Morality, Leadership
12/01/1862 The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. Topics: Civil War, Famous
12/01/1862 Our abundant room – our broad national homestead – is our ample resource. Topics: America
12/16/1862 If there is a worse place than hell, I am in it. Topics: Tragedy
12/22/1862 Although you were not successful, the attempt was not an error, nor the failure other than an accident. Topics: Civil War, Inspirational
12/23/1862 In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to us all; and, to the young, it come with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. Topics: Tragedy
12/31/1862 A measure made expedient by a war is no precedent for times of peace. Topics: Civil War, Politics, Leadership

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