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

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. 1

Abraham Lincoln
While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.
Abraham Lincoln

If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.

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

The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.

Abraham Lincoln
I was elected a Captain of Volunteers--a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.
Abraham Lincoln

With this honor devolves upon you also a corresponding responsibility. As the country herein trusts you, so under God it will sustain you.

Abraham Lincoln
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln

Gen. Schurz thinks I was a little cross in my late note to you. If I was, I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up.

Abraham Lincoln
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.