“I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned.

My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony.

Perfect relief is not possible except with time.

You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better.

But this is not true.

You are sure to be happy again.

Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now.

I have had enough experience to make this statement.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side,

my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Everybody likes a compliment.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it.

Give him a chance.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semi-colin, it’s a useful little chap”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“If you think you can you can, if you think you can’t you’re right!”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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 “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them,

what they could and should do for themselves.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“All I have learned, I learned from books.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“My great concern is not whether you have failed,

but whether you are content with your failure.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“That some achieve great success,

is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know.

It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

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