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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.
         
   
F
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

R
Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency.
A
Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
N
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
K
I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, 19 May 1856
R: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
A: Presidential Anecdotes," (P. Boller)
N: Speech, 22 Feb 1842, to the Washingtonian Temperance Society, Springfield, Ill.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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