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Quotes and Images From The Writings of Abraham Lincoln   By: (1809-1865)

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Included here are quotations and references to subjects in the eight volumes of "The Writings of Abraham Lincoln". It begins with his first political address in 1832 and ends with a hastily scrawled note on the day of his assassination. I hoped that the design of the html page with quotations scrolling down along the side of various steel engravings and photographs of this great man might give the words a greater impact. D. W.

100,000 slaves are now in the United States military service

Abolishing slavery in Washington, DC

Abraham or "Abram"

Act in such a manner as to create no bad feeling

Affected contempt of refinement

All know where he went in at; can't tell where he will come out at

All agreed on this except South Carolina and Georgia

And the war came

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master

Ask of you military success, and I will risk the dictatorship

Bad promises are better broken than kept

Better for their own good than if they had been successful

Boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death

Bread that his own hands have earned

Came forward and made a virtue of necessity


Common right of humanity

Compensated Emancipation

Conspiracy to perpetuate and nationalize slavery

Constitution alludes to slavery three times

Could not afford to make money

Counterfeit logic

Crime to tell him that he is free!

Danger of third parties

Declaring the African slave trade piracy

Direct while appearing to obey

Dirge of one who has no title to himself

Distinction between a purpose and an expectation

Don't think it will do him a bit of good either

Dred Scott

Endeavoring to blow up a storm that he may ride upon

Estimated as mere brutes as rightful property

Events control me; I cannot control events

Explanations explanatory of explanations explained

Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage

Father's request for money

Female Spy

First Overtures for Surrender from Davis

Five star Mother

Forbids the marrying of white people with negroes

Forever forbid the two races living together

Fort Pillow Massacre

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Frankly that I am not in favor of negro citizenship

Free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia

Fugitive Slave law

Further Democratic Party Criticism

General Grant is a copious worker

General McClellan's Tired Horses

Get along without making either slaves or wives of negroes


God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy

Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free

Government was made for the white people

Grant very meager writer or telegrapher

Grant's Exclusion of a Newspaper Reporter

Gratuitous Hostility

Hard to affirm a negative

House divided against itself cannot stand

I can't spare that man, he fights!

I must say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency

I authorize no bargains and will be bound by none

I shall go to the wall for bread and meat

I like the system which lets a man quit when he wants to

Idealization which so easily runs into the commonplace

If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong

If you do not like him, let him alone

Ills you fly from have no real existence

In the course of ultimate extinction

Irresponsible Newspaper Reporters and Editors

Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness?

It is bad to be poor

Jibes and sneers in place of argument

Judges are as honest as other men, and not more so

Just leave her alone

Lee's army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point

Letter Suggesting a Beard

Lincoln's Definition of Democracy

Localized Repeal of Writ of Habeas Corpus

Malice Toward None, with Charity for All

Man cannot prove a negative

Massacre of Three Hundred Colored Soldiers

Men interested to misunderstand


Middle ground between the right and the wrong??

Missouri Compromise

Mixing of blood by the white and black races

More a man speaks the less he is understood

Mother of Five Sons Who Have Died

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