A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Here in my heart, my happiness, my house. Here inside the lighted window is my love, my hope, my life. Peace is my companion on the pathway winding to the threshold. Inside this portal dwells new strength in the security, serenity, and radiance of those I love above life itself. Here two will build new dreams--dreams that tomorrow will come true. The world over, these are the thoughts at eventide when footsteps turn ever homeward. In the haven of the hearthside is rest and peace and comfort.

Abraham Lincoln
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln

Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears.

Abraham Lincoln
To lead, you must touch men's hearts.
Abraham Lincoln

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

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

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live.
Abraham Lincoln

When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you.

Abraham Lincoln
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Abraham Lincol