Wise statesmen ... established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity should look up
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what will.
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
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party.
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
Weakness is what keeps driving us to God, by the overwhelming conviction that there just isn't anywhere else to go.
The health you enjoy is largely your choice
People are just as happy as they choose to be.
I am approached with the most opposite opinions and advice, and that by religious men, who are equally certain that they represent the Divine will. I hope it will not be irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God would reveal His will to others, on a point so connected with my duty, it
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
In 1841 you and I had together a tedious low-water trip, on a Steam Boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You may remember, as I well do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, shackled together with irons. That sight was a continual torment to me; an
I am busily engaged in study of the Bible.
To ease anotherâ€™s heartache is to forget oneâ€™s own.
The point - the power to hurt - of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.
Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.
Be excellent and party on dudes.
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)
I did say, at Chicago, in my speech there, that I do wish to see the spread of slavery arrested and to see it placed where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction.
All true wisdom is found on T-shirts.
If we believe the Bible, we must accept the fact that, in the old days, God and his angels came to humans in their sleep and made themselves known in dreams.
No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive.
My wife is as handsome as when she was a girl, and I...fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen out.
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.
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In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Public opinion in this country is everything.