Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged.

Abraham Lincoln
You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry
Abraham Lincoln

Weakness is what keeps driving us to God, by the overwhelming conviction that there just isn't anywhere else to go.

Abraham Lincoln
When any church will inscribe over its altar, as its sole qualification for membership, the Savior's condensed statement of the substance of both law and Gospel, 'Thou shalt love the lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and thy neighbor as thyself' that church will I join with all my heart and all my soul.
Abraham Lincoln

If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.

Abraham Lincoln
This is essentially a people's contest... whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men - to lift artificial weights from all shoulders - to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all - to afford all, an unfettered start and a fair chance, in the race of life.
Abraham Lincoln

It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.

Abraham Lincoln
Our adversaries [ the Confederate States of America ] have adopted some declarations of independence in which, unlike the good old one penned by Jefferson, they omit the words "all men are created equal." Why? They have adopted a temporary national constitution, in the preamble of which, unlike our good old one, signed by Washington, they omit "We, the People," and substitute "We, the deputies of the sovereign and independent States." Why? Why this deliberate pressing out of view, the rights of men, and the authority of the people?
Abraham Lincoln

I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was'.

Abraham Lincoln
If all do not join now to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage.