Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
05/01/1863 The worst thing the enemy could do for himself would be to weaken himself ... & therefore it is safe to believe he is not doing it. Topics: Civil War
05/02/1863 I shall keep watch and try to do my duty. Topics: Civil War, Leadership
05/27/1863 If both factions, or neither, shall abuse you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one, and praised by the other. Topics: Leadership, Civil War
05/27/1863 Let your military measures be strong enough to repel the invader and keep the peace, and not so strong as to unnecessarily harass and persecute the people. It is a difficult role. Topics: Civil War
06/02/1863 As a pilot, I have used my best exertions to keep afloat our ship of State, and shall be glad to resign my trust at the appointed time to another pilot more skillful and successful than I may prove. Topics: Leadership
06/05/1863 I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence, and liable to be torn by dogs, front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other. Topics: Civil War
06/12/1863 A jury too frequently have at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor. Topics: Law
06/12/1863 Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who induces him to desert? Topics: Civil War, Law
06/12/1863 He who dissuades one man from volunteering, or induces one soldier to desert, weakens the Union cause as much as he who kills a union soldier in battle. Topics: Civil War
06/16/1863 Quite possibly I was wrong both then and now; but … I cannot be entirely silent. Topics: Civil War, Leadership

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