Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
07/30/1863 It is therefore ordered that for every soldier of the United States killed in violation of the Law s of war, a rebel soldier shall be executed. Topics: Civil War, Morality
08/05/1863 I think I shall not, in any event, retract the emancipation proclamation; nor, as executive, ever return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. Topics: Slavery
08/08/1863 Tell dear Tad, poor ‘Nanny Goat,’ is lost … The day you left Nanny was found resting herself, and chewing her little cud, on the middle of Tad's bed. But now she's gone! Topics: Family
08/17/1863 I think nothing equals ‘Macbeth.’ It is wonderful. Topics: Learning
08/26/1863 You say you will not fight to free negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you; but, no matter. Fight you, then, exclusively to save the Union. Topics: Civil War, Slavery
08/26/1863 Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time. Topics: Civil War, America
08/26/1863 I freely acknowledge myself the servant of the people, according to the bond of service – the United States constitution Topics: Freedom, Leadership, America
10/03/1863 I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. Topics: Family
10/05/1863 Actual war coming, blood grows hot, and blood is spilled. Thought is forced from old channels into confusion. Deception breeds and thrives. Topics: Civil War
10/22/1863 If God be with us, we will succeed; if not, we will fail. Topics: Religion

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