Nothing will divert me from my purpose.
We cannot but believe that He who made the world still governs it.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.
And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation...
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent confidence and honors are reposed in and conferred upon lawyers by the people, it appears improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very distinct and vivid. Yet the im
If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way.
Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good.
The point - the power to hurt - of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.
Public opinion in this country is everything.
Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of "Liberty to all" the principle
As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.
It is a good face. I am glad this war is over at last.
I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.
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
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
The president is the cube of ice one places in the pot of a houseplant, providing a steady amount of nourishment over the course of a hot day. A good description of the job and also a fantastic bit of practical household advice.
Again, a law may be both constitutional and expedient, and yet may be administered in an unjust and unfair way.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Did Stanton say I was a damned fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.
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.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
My God! My God! What will the country say?
The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.
Have I not destroyed my enemy when I have made him into my friend?
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. 1