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We need not take refuge in supernatural gods to explain our saints and sages and heroes and statesmen, as if to explain our disbelief that mere unaided human beings could be that good or wise.


Abraham H. Maslow

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Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire a...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the larges...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Every man over forty is responsible for his face.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two princip...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
This leads to the further reflection, that no other human occupation opens so wide a field for the p...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
And I myself a Catholic will be,
So far at least, great saint, to pray to thee.
Hail, Bard tri...
ABRAHAM COWLEY
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- honorable alike in what we give and...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Enjoy the present hour, be thankful for the past, And neither fear nor wish th' approaches of the ...
ABRAHAM COWLEY
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they s...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when sentence was about to be prono...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the g...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with ...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for e...
ABRAHAM FLEXNER
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to in...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief i...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Worse than traitors in arms are the men who pretend loyalty to the flag, feast and fatten on the mis...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Within a bony labrinthean cave, Reached by the pulse of the aerial wave, This sibyl, sweet, an...
ABRAHAM COLES
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought h...
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN