13 inspiring quotes from Abraham Lincoln on liberty, leadership, and character

Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest leaders in American history. He kept the US united and freed black Americans from slavery.

To achieve these historic feats, he relied on a mastery of the written and spoken word.

We’ve collected a few of his most inspiring quotes below.

On genius

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On hypocrisy

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On reading

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On struggle

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On taking action

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On determination

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On slavery

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On enemies

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On work

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On honesty

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On relationships

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On good and evil

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On the Civil War

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