Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

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Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday – 12 February 2007

Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, was born on this day in 1809.

Here are a few of the many popular quotations attributed to him:

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."

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

"That I am not a member of any Christian Church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or any denomination of Christians in particular."

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.”

“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”

“Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.”

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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