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Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief — resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.”- Notes for a Law Lecture, circa July 1, 1850

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The Cabinet

“You know how that Illinois farmer managed the big log that lay in the middle of his field? To the inquiries of his neighbors one Sunday he announced that he had got rid of the big log. “Got rid of it!” said…

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Abraham Lincoln in Depth

Abraham Lincoln’s Moods
“Lincoln was a curious – mysterious – quite an incomprehensible man,” wrote William H. Herndon shortly before he died... Read more   View more articles

Cartoon Corner

lincoln-moods President Lincoln enjoyed humor. Many Americans enjoyed making fun of the President. Some of the most recognizable cartoons were published in Harper’s Weekly, a New York City periodical ... Read more

Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

If you hear me at all, I wish you to hear me thro’.

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

Moses F. Odell (1818-1866)

“Although Odell did not always agree with his Republican colleagues, they appreciated his hard work and dedication to the committee’s investigations…”

The Tallest Ruler on the Globe

The Tallest Ruler on the Globe

This cartoon shows the inauguration of Lincoln.

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