Abraham Lincoln Biography:

Personal Detail:

Born                 : February 12, 1809

                            Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.

Died                 : April 15, 1865 (aged 56)

                            Petersen House,  Washington, D.C., U.S.

Resting place   : Lincoln Tomb, Oak Ridge Cemetery

                              Springfield, Illinois, U.S.

Nationality       : American

Political party  : Whig (1834–1854), Republican (1854–1865), National Union (1864–1865)

Spouse(s)         : Mary Todd (m. 1842; his death 1865)

Children           : Robert Todd, Edward Baker, William Wallace (“Willie”), Thomas (“Tad”) III

Profession        : Lawyer, Politician

 

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Abraham Lincoln Popular Quotes

 

“Everybody likes compliment.”

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“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”

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“It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it”

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“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

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“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition, is yet to be developed.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

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“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

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“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

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“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.”

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“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies.

Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“I am nothing, truth is everything.”

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“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”

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“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Life is hard but so very beautiful”

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“I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me – and I think He has – I believe I am ready.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“It’s better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.”

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“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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