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Quotes of the Day for 12 February 2002 – Abe Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, was born on this day in 1809 on a farm near Nolin Creek in Kentucky. He was not only a compelling speaker, but a great letter writer. From both sources I had a lot to choose from.

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The quotes:

The country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy; but, my friend, these I reckon will give you a good life.

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

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.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
     - Today's quotes are all from Abraham Lincoln, 1809 - 1865


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