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American 16th US President (1861-65), who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. 1809-1865
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"We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued. The slaves were undeniably a element of strength to those who had their service, and we must decide whether that element should be with us or "against us". Emancipation, will strike at the heart of the rebellion."
Said to Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles.
A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.
A lawyer's advice is his stock and trade.
A lawyer's time and advice are his stock in trade
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people
A nation may be said to consist of its territory, its people, and its laws. The territory is the only part which is of certain durability.
a new birth of freedom.
A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
Political LeadersPolitics
A universal feeling, whether well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother
Mother's dayMothers
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it by being a slave himself
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