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Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
16th president of US [more author details]
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If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
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Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
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If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
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It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
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Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.
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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
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That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
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The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
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There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.
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Whatever you are, be a good one.
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When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
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When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
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Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
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You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
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