You are as happy as you make up your mind to be.
Nothing is stronger than gentleness.
It has been said of the world's history hitherto that might makes right. It is for us and for our time to reverse the maxim, and to say that right makes might.
When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.
I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.