Abraham Lincoln 1809 – 1865 was a statesman and lawyer who became the 16th President of the United States of America. 
He led the United States through the American Civil War, preserved its union and led the abolition of slavery. He was assassinated on 15 April 1865. 
‘Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be’ 
‘Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing’ 
‘That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well’ 
‘Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?’ 
‘Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other’ 
‘When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion’ 
‘The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time’ 
‘My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure’ 
‘Whatever you are, be a good one’ 
‘He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help’ 
‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt’ 
‘I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God’ 
‘It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong’ 
‘All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother’ 
‘No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar’ 
‘Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves’ 
‘Don’t worry when you are not recognised, but strive to be worthy of recognition’ 
‘I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice’ 
‘You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today’ 
‘Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves’ 
‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power’ 
‘Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility’ 
‘A house divided against itself cannot stand’ 
‘I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him’ 
‘A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have’ 
‘In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years’ 
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