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Abraham Lincoln's 3 speeches
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
Life & Death
"I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
"The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."
"The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
"If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already."
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy."
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored."
"I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lords side."
"But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own."
"A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration."
"People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
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