Abraham Lincoln quotes

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
From a speech in Washington D.C. in 1865, said as he was preparing the United States for life after the US Civil War.

About Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government,... Wikipedia
February 12, 1809, Hardin County, Kentucky
April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.

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