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Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln! Here Are Pictures Of Him Sadly Not In His Birthday Suit

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Yeah, we said it.

The rugged handsome President Abraham Lincoln would have celebrated his 205th birthday on Tuesday.

See some of Lincoln's best photos and quotes below, in honor of the always-honest president's birthday:

  • A colorized photo of Abraham Lincoln. Source: Imgur
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    Sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln is famous for being born in log cabin in rural Kentucky. He received his formal education in just 18 months and was said to have walked miles just to borrow a book. Source: Biography.com
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    "We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." -- Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861. Source: Library of Congress
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    Lincoln was a lanky 6'4'' and was known to be charismatic and a storyteller. Source: Biography.com
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    "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." -- November 5, 1855 Letter to Isham Reavis. Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
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    Lincoln's first foray into national politics was brief. He served one term in U.S. House of Representatives from 1847 to 1849 and then returned to Springfield, Ill., to practice law. Source: Biography.com
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    "Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense." -- Lyceum Address, January 27, 1838. Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
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    Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, had four children. Only one, Robert, survived until adulthood. Source: Biography.com
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    "I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it." -- November 2, 1863 Letter to James H. Hackett. Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
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    Abraham Lincoln drew upon his political rivals, including William Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates and Edwin Stanton, to build his notably strong cabinet. Source: Biography.com
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    "Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling." -- November 20, 1860 Remarks at Springfield, Illinois. Source: Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

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