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

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lin

Abraham Lincoln
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln

Liquor may have its defenders, but it has no defense.

Abraham Lincoln
Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln

The leading rule for a man of every calling is diligence; never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

Abraham Lincoln
A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of the presence and beyond the reach of each other, but the different parts of our country can not do this. They can but remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them.
Abraham Lincoln

I fear you do not fully comprehend the danger of abridging the liberties of the people. Nothing but the sternest necessity can ever justify it. A government had better go to the extreme of toleration, than to do aught that could be construed into an interference with, or to jeopardize in any degree, the common rights of its citizens.

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.
Abraham Lincoln

the better angels of our nature

Abraham Lincoln
I believe the declaration that ‘all men are created equal’ is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest.