It doesn't mater if you're a slow walker, so long as you don't walk backwards.
While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory.
That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays.
Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears
I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war.
You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.
Ready are we all to cry out and ascribe motives when our toes are pinched.
In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
Offering thanks in the midst of tragedy is an American tradition, . even during a bloody Civil War.
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
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.
Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.
I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God ... and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own, that thing is the preservation and perpetuity of their own liberties and institutions.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed
Accounts of outrages committed by mobs form the every-day news of the times. They have pervaded the country from New England to Louisiana, they are neither peculiar to the eternal snows of the former nor the burning suns of the latter; they are not the creature of climate, neither are they confined
It is the quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws; but to break up both, and make new ones.
The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes.
This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave.
A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.
I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning the other.
We cannot escape history.
I think that God means that we shall do more than we have yet done in furtherance of his plans and he will open the way for our doing it.
No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive.
You already know I desire that neither Father or Mother shall be in want of any comfort either in health or sickness while they live.