Abraham Lincoln: 15 favorite quotes on his birthday

We know from Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" that he had a way with words. Lincoln surprised his audience at Gettysburg by speaking for just a few minutes, but he packed a lot of meaning into his short turns of phrase. Here are some great quotes from the 16th President of the United States, 203 years after his February 12th birthday.

1. By the people

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“With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

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