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Abraham Lincoln said it–or did he?
Find out what is real and what is just hearsay.

When asked whether everything written about him was true, Abraham Lincoln responded, “Of the ones I have seen, I should say about one-half.”

With that as our guide, we present 30 quotations that have been attributed to Lincoln over the years—half of which have never been verified.

Can you figure out which are which? Even Lincoln scholars disagree on some. Whether he said (or wrote) all of these things or not, does it really matter? These words contain a combination of wisdom and brevity, regardless of whether they came from the man or are a part of the myth.