Committee: A group which succeeds in getting something done only when it consists of three members, one of whom happens to be sick and another absent.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
I do not doubt that our country will finally come through safe and undivided. But do not misunderstand me... I do not rely on the patriotism of our people... the bravery and devotion of the boys in blue... (or) the loyalty and skill of our generals... But the God of our fathers, Who raised up this c
Prosperity is the fruit of labor. It begins with saving money.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this his almost chosen people.
I believe the declaration that â€˜all men are created equalâ€™ is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest.
In a certain sense, and to a certain extent, he [the president] is the representative of the people. He is elected by them, as well as congress is. But can he, in the nature [of] things, know the wants of the people, as well as three hundred other men, coming from all the various localities of the n
Reduce the supply of black labor by colonizing the black laborer out of the country, and by precisely so much you increase the demand for and wages of white labor.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
In law it is good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not.
Freedom is the natural condition of the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live. Those who fight the purpose of the Almighty will not succeed. They always have been, they always will be beaten.
Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and confirm that you didn't do the assigned readings before the strategic planning retreat.
It is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Our eldest boy, Bob, has been away from us nearly a year at school, and will enter Harvard University this month. He promises verywell, considering we never controlled him much.
The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.
You must think I am a high-priced man.... Fifteen dollars is enough for the job. I send you a receipt for fifteen dollars, and return to you a ten-dollar bill.
You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the principal insurgent army, give hope of a righteous and speedy peace whose joyous expression can not be restrained. In the midst of this, however, He, from Whom all blessings flow, must not be forgotten. A call for a national thanksg
Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will con
Adversity does not make us frail; it only shows us how frail we are.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lin
Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.
His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by oiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death.
The time has come when I am for everybody fighting the rebels. Let Indians fight them; let the Negroes fight them; and if you have got any strong-legged jackasses in Iwoa that can kick rebels to death, they have my hearty consent.
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.