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Inspiring Quotes From Abraham Lincoln

On the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, we look back at some of his inspiring words. 

As America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves and he gave The Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches in American history. On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth. He is regarded as one of the country’s greatest presidents.

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1 of 6 "To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own."—Abraham Lincoln


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“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”—Abraham Lincoln

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“Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower wherever I thought a flower would grow.”—Abraham Lincoln


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“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”—Abraham Lincoln


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“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”—Abraham Lincoln


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“I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.”—Abraham Lincoln

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