Towering genius...thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves or enslaving freeman.
To say a sheep has 5 legs doesn't make it so.
My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing years, and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.
To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards of men.
Labor is the true standard of value.
Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
But, slavery is good for some people! ! ! As a good thing, slavery is strikingly peculiar, in this, that it is the only good thing which no man ever seeks the good of, for himself.
I agree with you, Mr. Chairman, that the working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the more numerous, and as you added that those were the sentiments of the gentlemen present, representing not only the working class, but citizens of other callings than those of
I think slavery is wrong, morally, and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincol
Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown.
In the world's history certain inventions and discoveries occurred of peculiar value, on account of their great efficiency in facilitating all other inventions and discoveris. Of these were the art of writing and of printing, the discovery of America, and the introduction of patent laws. The date of
You may have a wen or a cancer upon your person and not be able to cut it out lest you bleed to death; but surely it is no way tocure it, to engraft it and spread it over your whole body.
The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. What one of us but can call to mind some relative more promising in youth than all his fellows, who has fallen a sacrifice to his rapacity?
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....
I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God's word because it finds me where I am.
Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong.
You dislike the emancipation proclamation; and, perhaps, would have it retracted. You say it is unconstitutional - I think differently.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
How many times have I laughed at you telling me plainly that I was too lazy to be anything but a lawyer.
A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... the fate of humanity is in his hands.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
God bless the soldiers and seamen, with all their brave commanders.
Let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty.