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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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Telegram to Grant following Grant's protest over removal of some of his troops from Petersburg, August 17, 1864.
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.
All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.
Appears to originate from an anecdote about Abraham Lincoln encouraging Mrs. Pomroy after helping her out of a carrage that was stuck in Washington mud. From War Reminiscences, A Record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's Experience in War Times by Anna L. Boyden published in 1884.