I do not doubt that our country will finally come through safe and undivided. But do not misunderstand me... I do not rely on the patriotism of our people... the bravery and devotion of the boys in blue... (or) the loyalty and skill of our generals... But the God of our fathers, Who raised up this country to be the refuge and asylum of the oppressed and downtrodden of all nations, will not let it perish now. I may not live to see it... I do not expect to see it, but God will bring us through safe.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Lincoln
If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.
Abraham Lincoln

A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.

Abraham Lincoln
As we keep or break the Sabbath Day we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.
Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Abraham Lincoln
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

Be excellent and party on dudes.

Abraham Lincoln
Our eldest boy, Bob, has been away from us nearly a year at school, and will enter Harvard University this month. He promises verywell, considering we never controlled him much.
Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln
If a man will stand up and assert, and repeat and re-assert, that two and two do not make four, I know nothing in the power of argument that can stop him.