Money possesses no value to the state other than that given to it by circulation.
I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war.
It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness...
We must settle this question now -- whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves.
What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea-coasts, our army and our navy. ... Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prized liberty as the heritage of all men in a
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war!
All true wisdom is found on T-shirts.
Never regret what you don't write.
At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can't eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum!
One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincol
Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.
When we were the political slaves of King George, and wanted to be free, we called the maxim that "all men are created equal" a self evident truth; but now when we have grown fat, and have lost all dread of being slaves ourselves, we have become so greedy to be masters that we call the same maxim "a
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. Abraham Lincol
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch any thing on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out.
You cannot fail unless you quit.
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
All creation is a mine, and every man a miner.
Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.
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
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
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
It may be affirmed, without extravagance, that the free institutions we enjoy, have developed the powers, and improved the condition, of our whole people, beyond any example in the world.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. Abraham Lincol
I wish all men to be free. I wish the material prosperity of the already free which I feel sure the extinction of slavery would bring.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.