Feb.12, 1809 – April 15, 1865
16th President of the United States
<- This picture was taken
by my father. :)
Quotes from Abraham Lincoln
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
"I have shown you in every way by laboring like this, that you must support the weak.
And remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, that
He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive. "
"The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. "
"Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. "
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."