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Abraham Lincoln's 3 speeches
"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."
"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."
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."
"I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"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."
"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all."
"As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you."
"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."
"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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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing."
"A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration."
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