Lincoln Quotes

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Date Quote Topics Share
12/08/1863 It is easy to see that, under the sharp discipline of civil war, the nation is beginning a new life. Topics: Civil War, America
12/08/1863 The resources of the nation have been developed and its power displayed in the construction of a navy … Topics: Civil War
12/15/1863 Nothing is likely to be so baleful in the great work before us, as stepping aside of the main object to consider who will get the offices if a small matter shall go thus, and who else will get them, if it shall go otherwise. It is a time now for real patriots to rise above all this. Topics: Civil War, Politics
12/20/1863 I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. Topics: Slavery, Law
12/22/1863 I have never interfered, nor thought of interfering as to who shall or shall not preach in any church. ... I will not have control of any church on any side. Topics: Law, Religion
01/07/1864 I had ordered his punishment commuted to imprisonment. … I did this, not on any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the butchering business lately. Topics: Civil War, Law
01/30/1864 Of all things, avoid if possible, a dividing into cliques among the friends of the common object. Topics: Politics
02/05/1864 On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter. Topics: Religion
02/06/1864 This war is eating my life out. I have a strong impression that I shall not live to see the end. Topics: Civil War, Tragedy
02/23/1864 You and those of your age are to take charge of this country when we older ones shall have gone … Topics: Leadership, America

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