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#1. Being used now, in order to force slavery on to Kansas; for it cannot be done in any other way. [Sensation.] The - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#2. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#3. Mr Lincoln suggested that the Lord sent us this terrible war as punishment for the offense of slavery and that the war may be a mighty scourge to rid US of it - Author: Jennifer Chiaverini
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#4. I say now, however, as I have all the while said, that on the territorial question - that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices, - I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#5. If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view justify revolution; certainly would if such right were a vital one. But such is not our case. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#6. I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#7. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#8. I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican. - Author: Marion Barry
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#9. Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war. - Author: Kitty Kelley
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#10. In history, she wasn't there while we reenacted the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Mr. Lee tried to make me argue the Pro-Slavery side, most likely as punishment for some future "liberally minded" paper I was bound to write. - Author: Kami Garcia
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#11. Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#12. On January 9, 1863, nine days after Lincoln ended slavery by signing the Emancipation Proclamation, - Author: Doug Most
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#13. I did say, at Chicago, in my speech there, that I do wish to see the spread of slavery arrested and to see it placed where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#14. We believe that the spreading out and perpetuity of the institution of slavery impairs the general welfare. We believe - nay, we know, that that is the only thing that has ever threatened the perpetuity of the Union itself. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#15. Slavery is wrong. If Slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and Constitutions against it, are themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#16. I have said a hundred times, and I have no inclination to take it back, that I believe there is no right, and ought to be no inclination in the people of the free States to enter into the slave States, and to interfere with the question of slavery at all. I have said that always. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#17. I have always hated slavery, I think, as much as any abolitionist. I have been an Old Line Whig. I have always hated it, but I have always been quiet about it until this new era of the introduction of the Nebraska Bill began. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#18. If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that will impose slavery upon any other creature. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#19. Among the friends of Union, there is great diversity of sentiment and of policy in regard to slavery and the African race among us. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#20. We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#21. George, I know you're tired. But President Lincoln, he didn't free us to be lazy and no good. He freed us to work hard and improve ourselves.-George's Grandmother. - Author: George Dawson
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#22. I apply the Abraham Lincoln test for moral casuistry: 'If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.' Well, then, if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#23. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#24. Because Lincoln is so closely identified with what it is to be American, everyone wants to claim him, to rewrite his story to satisfy their own particular needs. For my own people, it was important to imagine him as the Great Emancipator, the Moses who led us out of slavery. - Author: Henry Louis Gates
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#25. When Judge Douglas says that whoever, or whatever community, wants slaves, they have a right to have them, he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong in the institution; but if you admit that it is wrong, he cannot logically say that anybody has a right to do wrong. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#26. Climate change is analogous to Lincoln and slavery or Churchill and Nazism: it's not the kind of thing where you can compromise. - Author: James Hansen
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#27. But, slavery is good for some people! ! ! As a good thing, slavery is strikingly peculiar, in this, that it is the only good thing which no man ever seeks the good of, for himself. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#28. One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#29. Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature, opposition to it in his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism, and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#30. I wish all men to be free. I wish the material prosperity of the already free which I feel sure the extinction of slavery would bring. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#31. I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#32. The clear suggestion is that there ought not to be civilian control of the military. What have callow noncombatants giving brisk orders to grizzled soldiers? How could Lincoln have fired the slavery-loving Gen. George B. McClellan, or Truman dismissed the glorious Douglas MacArthur? - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#33. Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#34. Now I confess myself as belonging to that class in the country who contemplate slavery as a moral, social and political evil ... - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#35. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#36. You think slavery is right and ought to be extended; while we think it is wrong and ought to be restricted. That I suppose is the rub. It certainly is the only substantial difference between us. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#37. An inspection of the Constitution will show that the right of property in a slave in not "distinctly and expressly affirmed" in it. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#38. When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#39. I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think and feel. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#40. We think slavery a great moral wrong, and while we do not claim the right to touch it where it exists, we wish to treat it as a wrong in the territories, where our votes will reach it. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#41. Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#42. Struggling to end the war and to eliminate slavery once and for all by way of the 13th Amendment, with the amendment's prospective passage undermining the effort to make peace with the Confederacy and vice versa, Lincoln embodied the Great Man theory that leftists disdain. - Author: Steve Erickson
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#43. I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#44. What I do say is, that no man is good enough to govern another man, without that other's consent. I say this is the leading principle - the sheet anchor of American republicanism. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#45. We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery, which deals with it as being wrong. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#46. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#47. Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#48. He got off on Lincoln and slavery and dared any man there to deny that Lincoln and the negro and Moses and the children of Israel were the same, and that the Red Sea was just the blood that had to be spilled in order that the black race might cross into the Promised Land. - Author: William Faulkner
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#49. In the first place, I insist that our fathers did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and part free. I insist that they found the institution of slavery existing here. They did not make it so, but they left it so because they knew of no way to get rid of it at that time. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#50. In our government-controlled schools we are taught that Lincoln was our greatest president because his war ended slavery and saved the Union. As usual, the other side of the story - the side that reflects poorly on the government - somehow gets lost. - Author: Richard J. Maybury
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#51. The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#52. it was Abraham Lincoln who freed the slaves, not John Brown. In 1859, John Brown was hanged, with federal complicity, for attempting to do by small-scale violence what Lincoln would do by large-scale violence several years later - end slavery. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#53. You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#54. I believe that the flag of the Confederate States of America is a painful symbol and reminder of racial injustice and slavery which (Abraham) Lincoln denounced from here over 150 years ago - Author: Howard Dean
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#55. I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me - and I think He has - I believe I am ready. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#56. My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to either save or destroy Slavery. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#57. The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate. The party founded by Abraham Lincoln was a party that fought slavery and intolerance at every level. - Author: Ed Rollins
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#58. We were proclaiming ourselves political hypocrites before the world, by thus fostering Human Slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the sole friends of Human Freedom. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#59. If Lincoln's primary goal in the War was not the abolition of slavery but simply to preserve the Union, the question arises: Why did the Union need preserving? Or, more pointedly, why did the Southern states want to secede? - Author: G. Edward Griffin
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#60. Slavery in New Hampshire was never legally abolished, unless Abraham Lincoln did it. The State itself has not ever pronounced any emancipation edict. - Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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#61. Without slavery the rebellion could never have existed; without slavery it could not continue. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#62. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#63. Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#64. I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave. Consider if you know any good thing, that no man desires for himself. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#65. I am a little uneasy about the abolishment of slavery in this District of Columbia. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#66. 'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#67. What has ever threatened our liberty and prosperity save and except this institution of Slavery? - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#68. I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#69. Roosevelt was as much concerned to end the oppression of Jews as Lincoln was to end slavery during the Civil War; their priority in policy (whatever their personal compassion for victims of persecution) was not minority rights, but national power. - Author: Howard Zinn
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#70. Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and, ere long, must be done again. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#71. If Lincoln is among history's truly great men, he didn't achieve that stature until his final three years. This was when his long-held antipathy to slavery cohered into a dedicated hostility that gave larger purpose to the Civil War and also confirmed the logic of Lincoln's destiny. - Author: Steve Erickson
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#72. I think that if anything can be proved by natural theology, it is that slavery is morally wrong. God gave man a mouth to receive bread, hands to feed it, and his hand has a right to carry bread to his mouth without controversy. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#73. Like Lincoln said: "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong," and I feel the same way about the leftist dismantling of the West. If that's not wrong, then nothing is wrong. - Author: David Mamet
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#74. This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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