Writing is the great invention of the world.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. Abraham Lincol
Here in my heart, my happiness, my house. Here inside the lighted window is my love, my hope, my life. Peace is my companion on the pathway winding to the threshold. Inside this portal dwells new strength in the security, serenity, and radiance of those I love above life itself. Here two will build
We all declare for liberty, but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.
Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint.
You must think I am a high-priced man.... Fifteen dollars is enough for the job. I send you a receipt for fifteen dollars, and return to you a ten-dollar bill.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
The unpleasant events you are passing from will not have been profitless to you.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
You may have a wen or a cancer upon your person and not be able to cut it out lest you bleed to death; but surely it is no way tocure it, to engraft it and spread it over your whole body.
Care for him who shall have borne the battle
I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist.
You say you will not fight to free negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you; but, no matter. Fight you, then exclusively to save the Union.
Committee: A group which succeeds in getting something done only when it consists of three members, one of whom happens to be sick and another absent.
One section of our country believes slavery is right, and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong, and ought not to be extended.
When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if the
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary. Abraham Lincol
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Prosperity is the fruit of labor. It begins with saving money.
The legal right of the Southern people to reclaim their fugitives I have constantly admitted. The legal right of Congress to interfere with their institution in the states, I have constantly denied.
Without slavery the rebellion could never have existed; without slavery it could not continue.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality... Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
I would rather be assassinated than see a single star removed from the American flag.
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.
I hear you have abolitionists here. We have a few in Illinois, but we shot one the other day.
That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ans sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thence forward, and forever free...
I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
If at any time all labour should cease, and all existing provisions be equally divided among the people, at the end of a single year there could scarcely be one human being left alive--all would have perished by want of subsistence.