It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lin
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.
A man has not the time to spend half his life in quarrels. If any man ceases to attack me, I never remember the past against him.
Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
As a general rule never take your whole fee in advance, nor any more than a small retainer. When fully paid beforehand, you are more than a common mortal if you can feel the same interest in the case, as if something was still in prospect for you, as well as for your client.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.
God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.
no man who is resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention, still less can he afford to take the consequences, including the vitiation of his temper and the loss of self control, yield to larger things to which you show no more than equal rights, and yield to lesser on
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincol
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes -- no other marks or brands recollected.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
You are green, it is true; but they are green also. You are all green alike.
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire for themselves, and secondly those who desire it for others. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Here in my heart, my happiness, my house. Here inside the lighted window is my love, my hope, my life. Peace is my companion on the pathway winding to the threshold. Inside this portal dwells new strength in the security, serenity, and radiance of those I love above life itself. Here two will build
Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
I was born and have ever remaind [sic] in the most humble walks of life.
In the first place, I insist that our fathers did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and part free. I insist that they found the institution of slavery existing here. They did not make it so, but they left it so because they knew of no way to get rid of it at that time.
confused and Stunned, like a duck hit on the head.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.
Well, I suppose you know that men will stand a good deal when they are flattered.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
Never regret what you don't write.
Government should stand behind its currency and credit and the bank deposits of the nation. No individual should suffer a loss of money through depreciation or inflated currency of Bank bankruptcy.
I am a moderate walker, however I never stroll back.