The matter of fees is important, far beyond the mere question of bread and butter involved. Properly attended to, fuller justice is done to both lawyer and client.
This nation under God
The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Ch
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. --as quoted in THE RIVER OF WI
I hold the value of life is to improve one's condition. Whatever is calculated to advance the condition of the honest, struggling laboring man, so far as my judgment will enable me to judge of a correct thing, I am for that thing.
The good old maxims of the Bible are applicable, and truly applicable to human affairs, and in this as in other things, we may say here that he who is not for us is against us; he would gathereth not with us scattereth.
The available supply of gold and silver being wholly inadequate to permit the issuance of coins of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin in the volume required to serve the needs of the People, some other basis for the issu
All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy.
As a nation we began by declaring that all me are created equal. We now practically read it, all men are created equal except Negroes.
A man's legs must be long enough to reach the ground.
The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes.
You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.
The blessing always comes back to the door of the author.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
I turn, then, and look to the American people and to that God who has never forsaken them.
If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.
He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincol
In law it is good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not.
I can not but hate the prospect of slavery's expansion. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world-enables the enemies of free institutions, with plausibility, to taunt us as hypocrites-cause
Nothing is stronger than gentleness.
If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
Most people are as happy as they want to be.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Always let your subordinates know that the honor will be all theirs if they succeed and the blame will be yours if they fail.
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 mo
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Bad promises are better broken than kept.