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On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while attending a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next morning.

Although Lincoln's death was 150 years ago today, his legacy lives on.

Throughout his tenure as President of the United States of America, Lincoln faced myriad difficult issues, including slavery and the Civil War. During these trials, it was his convictions and his eloquence of reaching and impacting others with his words that carried America through some of its darkest times.

Here we present pictures of some of his greatest quotes from one of the most popular Lincoln twitter accounts LincolnQuote.

33 Failure

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
by Abraham Lincoln

32 Caring

“To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.”
by Abraham Lincoln

31 Friends

“I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.”
by Abraham Lincoln

30 Hustle

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
by Abraham Lincoln

29 Duty

“Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
by Abraham Lincoln

28 God

“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
― Abraham Lincoln

27 Self Fulfillment

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
― Abraham Lincoln

26 Self Help

“You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
― Abraham Lincoln

25 Success

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to
succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”
― Abraham Lincoln

24 Be Good

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
― Abraham Lincoln

23 Forward

“I walk slow but I never walk back”
― Abraham Lincoln

22 Wisdom

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
― Abraham Lincoln

21 Optimism

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
― Abraham Lincoln

20 Immortality
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"Surely God would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day! Man was made for immortality." — Abraham Lincoln

19 On God's side

"My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side." — Abraham Lincoln

18 Happiness

"Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." — Abraham Lincoln

17 Honesty

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" — Abraham Lincoln

16 Tact

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." — Abraham Lincoln

15 Slavery

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." — Abraham Lincoln

14 Judging

“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
― Abraham Lincoln

13 Strength in silence
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"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." — Abraham Lincoln

12 Defending freedom
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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln

11 America's potential
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"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of Earth." — Abraham Lincoln

10 The future

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." — Abraham Lincoln

9 Democracy
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"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." — Abraham Lincoln

8 Freedom
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"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." — Abraham Lincoln

7 Quality of life

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." — Abraham Lincoln

6 Developing friendships
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"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" — Abraham Lincoln

5 Success
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"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." — Abraham Lincoln

4 Strength
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"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong." — Abraham Lincoln

3 Responsibility

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." — Abraham Lincoln

2 Doing your best
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"I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." — Abraham Lincoln

1 Power vs. character

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