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- 16th President of the United States
- Born February 12, 1809 , in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States
- Religion: No formal church affiliation known
- First Republican President
- Election as President resulted in secession of southern slave states (because of his opposition to the expansion of slavery)
followed shortly by the American Civil War
- Died April 15, 1865 (age 56), Washington, D.C., United States
- Cause of death: Assassination (first American President to be assassinated)
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"Better remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax."
"You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, anything you
set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose."