A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not...the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army...our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms....

Abraham Lincoln
Cortissoz was art critic of the New York Herald Tribune.
Abraham Lincoln

Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States - old as well as new - North as well as South.

Abraham Lincoln
Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts.
Abraham Lincoln

We want, and must have, a national policy, as to slavery, which deals with it as being wrong.

Abraham Lincoln
But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or to detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
Abraham Lincoln

I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.

Abraham Lincoln
That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln

I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry shall become much more general than at present.

Abraham Lincoln
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.