Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln (/ˈeɪbrəhæm ˈlɪŋkən/; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in Kentucky and Indiana. Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for twelve years. Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1846, Lincoln promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads. Because he had originally agreed not to run ... More

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Abraham Lincoln #Art

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln I do the very best I know how - the very best I can and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Abraham Lincoln #Best #Future #Time

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln I never had a policy I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Abraham Lincoln #Best #Freedom #Hope

Photo of Abraham Lincoln In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln #Best

Photo of Abraham Lincoln When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Abraham Lincoln #Best #Time

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
Abraham Lincoln #Business

Photo of Abraham Lincoln If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham Lincoln #Business

Photo of Abraham Lincoln If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Abraham Lincoln #Faith

Photo of Abraham Lincoln Lets have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Abraham Lincoln #Failure #Great

Photo of Abraham Lincoln My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln #God #Great

Photo of Abraham Lincoln In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
Abraham Lincoln #Friendship

Photo of Abraham Lincoln Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln #God

Photo of Abraham Lincoln 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 #Good #Government

Photo of Abraham Lincoln No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln #Good

Photo of Abraham Lincoln No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Abraham Lincoln #Good

Photo of Abraham Lincoln Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln #Government

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
Abraham Lincoln #Government

Photo of Abraham Lincoln The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Abraham Lincoln #Happiness

Photo of Abraham Lincoln Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln #Hope #Mother's Day

Photo of Abraham Lincoln All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham Lincoln #Life

Photo of Abraham Lincoln In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.