Abraham Lincoln Quotes


Abraham Lincoln Quotes are quotes from one of the most important leaders the United States has ever had.
His will to stamp out slavery is one of the greatest achievements in World history.

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“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

― William Wilberforce

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“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

― Patrick Henry

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”

― Muhammad Ali

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“Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Everything which made Abraham Lincoln the loved and honored man he was, it is in the power of the
humblest American
boy to imitate.”
― New York Times April 19 1865

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“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

“Lincoln grew immeasurably as he came to think of himself as an “instrument of God’s will.”

― Joe L. Wheeler


"Let us 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

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."

― Abraham Lincoln

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