Elections belong to the people. It's their decision.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

Abraham Lincoln
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
Abraham Lincoln

Think of strangers as friends you not met yet.

Abraham Lincoln
Submitted to the Sec. of War. On principle I dislike an oath which requires a man to swear he has not done wrong. It rejects the Christian principle of forgiveness on terms of repentance. I think it is enough if the man does no wrong hereafter.
Abraham Lincoln

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Abraham Lincoln
Don't kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy.
Abraham Lincoln

Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.

Abraham Lincoln
None seemed to think the injury arose from the use of a bad thing but from the abuse of a very good thing
Abraham Lincoln

A child is a person who is going to carry on what you have started ... He will assume control of your cities, states and nations. He is going to move in and take over your churches, schools, universities, and corporations ... The fate of humanity is in his hands.

Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Linc