Abraham Lincoln Quotes (465 quotes)
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”
Lincoln on War (2011 edition), Algonquin Books - ISBN: 9781565123786
Wit and wisdom of Abraham Lincoln (1999 edition), Gramercy
“Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.”
Abraham Lincoln, wisdom & wit (1982 edition), Peter Pauper Pr - ISBN: 9780880883597
“The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.”
The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln (2003 edition), Regnery Gateway - ISBN: 9780895261762
“I am a patient man — always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Still I must save this government if possible.”
Letter to Reverdy Johnson (26 July 1862).
“If a house was on fire there could be but two parties. One in favor of putting out the fire. Another in favor of the house burning.”
Second Speech at Leavenworth, Kansas, 5 December 1859
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAbraham Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 15, 1865 (aged 56)
Bio: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.