Never stir up litigation, a worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this, who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket?
Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of the wily agitator who induces him to desert? I think that in such a cse to silence the agitator and save the boy is not only constitutional but withal a great mercy.
Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her
It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.
Suspicions which may be unjust need not be stated.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
You are green, it is true; but they are green also. You are all green alike.
'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.
Work, work, work, is the main thing.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Writing is the great invention of the world.
I trust that as He shall further open the way, I will be ready to walk therein, relying on His help and trusting in His goodness and wisdom.
Most people are as happy as they want to be.
I never did ask more, nor ever was willing to accept less, than for all the States, and the people thereof, to take and hold their places, and their rights, in the Union, under the Constitution of the United States. For this alone have I felt authorized to struggle; and I seek neither more nor less
In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak, and as strong; as silly and as wise; asbad and good.
I think I stand where that man stands.
With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincol
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Your rights end where my nose begins.
If both factions, or neither, shall abuse you, you will probably be about right. Beware of being assailed by one and praised by the other.
A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember
What has ever threatened our liberty and prosperity save and except this institution of Slavery?
When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends."
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincol
Much is being said about peace; and no man desires peace more ardently than I. Still I am yet unprepared to give up the Union fora peace which, so achieved, could not be of much duration.
A man's legs must be long enough to reach the ground.
I am for the people of the whole nation doing just as they please in all matters which concern the whole nation; for that of each part doing just as they choose in all matters which concern no other part; and for each individual doing just as he chooses in all matters which concern nobody else.