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President Abraham Lincoln

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.”

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.”

“With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

“The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.”
“The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.”
“What is conservativism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?”

“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

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