Abraham Lincoln Quotes Quote 1



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Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Quote 1

“In 1841, you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a steam boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You may remember, as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me.” – Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Joshua F. Speed (August 24, 1855)


Quote 2

“There is a natural disgust in the minds of nearly all white people, to the idea of an indiscriminate amalgamation of the white and black races.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech in Springfield, IL (June 26, 1857)


Quote 3

“I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any abolitionist.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech in Chicago, IL (July 10, 1858)


Quote 4

“While they do remain together, there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech during Lincoln-Douglas Debates, (September 18, 1858)


Quote 5

“I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech during Lincoln-Douglas Debates, (September 18, 1858)



Quote 6

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech during Lincoln-Douglas Debates, (September 18, 1858)



Quote 7

“You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but . . . it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.” – Abraham Lincoln Speech to free black ministers at the White House (August 14, 1862)


Quote 8

“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it.” – Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Horace Greeley (August 22, 1862)


Quote 9

“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think and feel. – Abraham Lincoln in a letter to Albert G. Hodges (April 4, 1864)


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