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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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"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."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us."
"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."
"A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration."
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."
"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."
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
"People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. Thatís my religion."
"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."
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