I belive that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!
You have more of a feeling of personal resentment than I have. Perhaps, I have too little of it, but I never thought it paid.
In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; asbad and good.
You are green, it is true; but they are green also. You are all green alike.
It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.
Never stir up litigation, a worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this, who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket?
Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolin; it's a useful little chap
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.
The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance.
The President to-night has a dream:He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said:He is a very common-looking man. The President replied:The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of th
An allusion has been made to the Homestead Law. I think it worthy of consideration, and that the wild lands of the country should be distributed so that every man should have the means and opportunity of benefitting his condition.
Friendship is the start for what you call love.
The government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and will do for allcommanders.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lin
A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... the fate of humanity is in his hands.
Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
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.
None seemed to think the injury arose from the use of a bad thing but from the abuse of a very good thing
All that serves labor serves the Nation. All ^ that harms labor is treason to America. No line can be drawn between these two. If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool. There is no America without labo
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.