I ... ran for Legislature [in 1832] ... and was beaten-the only time I have been beaten by the people.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.

Abraham Lincoln
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln

Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.

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.
Abraham Lincoln

God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.

Abraham Lincoln
I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.
Abraham Lincoln

It has long been recognized that the problems with alcohol relate not to the use of a bad thing, but to the abuse of a good thing.

Abraham Lincoln
You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.
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
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.