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Abraham Lincoln
(1809-1865) born on
Feb 12
US president, lawyer. He was the 16th U.S. president during the Civil War; wrote "Emancipation Proclamation," and "Gettysburg Address," 1863.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address at Gettysburg, Nov. 19, 1863 [See also government.]
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: 'First Inaugural Address', 1861 [See under government for ``government of the people.'']
N: "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions," speech, 27 Jan. 1837, Springfield, Ill.

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