Dear Sir: Yours of the 24th. asking 'the best mode of obtaining a thorough knowledge of the law' is received. The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully. Begin with Blackstone's Commentaries, and after reading it carefully
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lin
I certainly know that if the war fails, the administration fails, and that I will be blamed for it, whether I deserve it or not. And I ought to be blamed, if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore you blame me already. I think I could not do better; therefore I blame you for blami
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Everybody likes compliment.
But fight we must; and conquer we shall; in the end.
It doesn't mater if you're a slow walker, so long as you don't walk backwards.
Don't judge a man by the size of his ego or his heart, but on the epicness of his beard and the beautiful woman on his arm
There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.
We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God's side.
Honor is better than honors.
When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Oh, that [his Thanksgiving Message] is some of Seward's nonsense, and it pleases the fools.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery, which deals with it as being wrong.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lin
I see a very dark cloud on America's horizon, and that cloud is coming from Rome.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere - join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving.
If we believe the Bible, we must accept the fact that, in the old days, God and his angels came to humans in their sleep and made themselves known in dreams.
Submitted to the Sec. of War. On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter.
Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.
Whether you look for the good or look for the bad in a person, you'll find it." A. Lincoln
The prudent, penniless beginner in the world, labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land, for himself; then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. This, say its advocates, is free labor-the just and generous, and p
With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.
The best way to get rid of your enemies is to make them your friends.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.