1. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

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  2. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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  3. The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.

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  4. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

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  5. All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

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  6. This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily upon all classes of people, but the most heavily upon the soldier. For it has been said, all that a man hath will he give for his life; and while all contribute of their substance the soldier puts his life at stake, and often yields it up in his countrys cause. The highest merit, then, is due to the soldier.

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  7. It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.

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  8. You may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me like a trifle, but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, the poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than a day; that by honest work, I had earned a dollar. I was a more hopeful and thoughtful boy from that time.

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  9. I pass my life in preventing the storm from blowing down the tent, and I drive in the pegs as fast as they are pulled up.

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  10. I never went to school more than six months in my life, but I can say this: that among my earliest recollections, I remember how, when a mere child, I used to get irritated when anybody talked to me in a way I could not understand.

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  11. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.

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  12. If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.

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  13. It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.

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