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Featured American authors

Ralph Waldo Emerson
American Critic, Poet, Lecturer
Wednesday 25 May 1803 - Thursday 27 April 1882
Henry David Thoreau
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Mason Cooley
American Writer
1927 - 2002
Mark Twain
American Author
Monday 30 November 1835 - Thursday 21 April 1910
Benjamin Franklin
American Author, Politician, Scientist
Sunday 17 January 1706 - Saturday 17 April 1790
Thomas Jefferson
American President, Author
Saturday 13 April 1743 - Tuesday 4 July 1826
Mitt Romney
American Politician, Businessman
Born Wednesday 12 March 1947
Ambrose Bierce
American Writer, Journalist, Editor
Friday 24 June 1842 - 1914
Barack Obama
American President
Born Friday 4 August 1961
H. L. Mencken
American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
Abraham Lincoln
American President
Sunday 12 February 1809 - Saturday 15 April 1865
Will Rogers
American Actor
Tuesday 4 November 1879 - Thursday 15 August 1935
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: better, remain, silent, thought, fool, speak, remove, all, doubt
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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

Words: America, will, never, destroyed, outside, falter, lose, freedoms
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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: bear, mind, own, resolution, succeed, more, important, any, other
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In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: end, years, life, count
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A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: friend, one, same, enemies
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Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Abraham Lincoln

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You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: fool, all, people, some, time
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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: all, hope, owe, angel, mother
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Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: character, tree, reputation, shadow, think, real, thing
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Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln

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The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: government, people, perish, earth
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A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Abraham Lincoln

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Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

Abraham Lincoln

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I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Abraham Lincoln

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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

Words: destroying, enemies, make, friends
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I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: remember, mothers, prayers, followed, clung, all, life
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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln

Words: sure, put, feet, right, place, stand, firm
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