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Abraham Lincoln

1809-1865. 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.

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And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

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A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

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You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

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If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.

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Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

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Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

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