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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
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.

R
What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
A
Resolve to be honest at all events: and if in your judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation.
N
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
K
Military glory -- the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: letter to A. G. Hodges, April 4, 1864
R: Speech, 27 Feb 1860
A: notes for a lecture, 1850
N: The St. Petersburg 'Times'
K: Speech, 12 Jan 1848, to the House of Representatives, arguing against the war with Mexico.
   


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