'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

You are as happy as you make up your mind to be.

Abraham Lincoln
With the Catching Ends the Pleasure of the Chase.
Abraham Lincoln

Nothing is stronger than gentleness.

Abraham Lincoln
Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief.
Abraham Lincoln

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.

Abraham Lincoln
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln

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.

Abraham Lincoln
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham Lincoln

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.

Abraham Lincoln
Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.