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Monday, December 01, 2003

Don't be Fooled by Fake Quotes from Honest Abe
"You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time," said Abraham Lincoln. Or did he?

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has compiled a list of quotes commonly attributed to Abraham Lincoln that have not been substantiated. For instance, the only evidence that Lincoln actually uttered the above quote in 1856 comes from two people's recollections that were recorded in 1910. Details can be found on their website here.

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