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Abraham Lincoln

b. 1809; d. 1865  ·  7 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (219 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (181 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics and Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (296 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (192 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Abraham Lincoln, in Life and Death

Comment#  ·   Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln, in Law and Politics

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