"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."  - Abraham Lincoln

9 Famous Quotes from Abraham Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." - Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair.

Abraham Lincoln's childhood home (Lincoln log cabin in Lincoln Museum) on display at the 1904 World's Fair.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's mother. - original pinner is a descendant of one of her brothers.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's mother. - original pinner is a descendant of one of her brothers.

Before and after the war: The dramatic aging of Abraham Lincoln. Look how much he changed in just 7 years!

Before and after the war: The dramatic aging of Abraham Lincoln

Before and after the war: The dramatic aging of Abraham Lincoln. Look how much he changed in just 7 years!

Room where Abraham Lincoln died 04 - Peterson House - Washington DC - 2012-05-20 by dctim1, via Flickr

Room where Abraham Lincoln died 04 - Peterson House - Washington DC - 2012-05-20 by dctim1, via Flickr

"Without the assistance of the Divine Being who ever attended him [Washington], I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail." Abraham Lincoln, Farewell Address, Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861

"Without the assistance of the Divine Being who ever attended him [Washington], I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail." Abraham Lincoln, Farewell Address, Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861

The only photograph of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, he is in the center without a hat

The only photograph of Abraham Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address, he is in the center without a hat

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