[If not re-elected in 1864] then it will be my duty to so co-operate with the President elect, as to save the Union between the election and the inauguration; as he will have secured his election on such ground that he can not possibly save it afterwards.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln
Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
Abraham Lincoln

But fight we must; and conquer we shall; in the end.

Abraham Lincoln
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Abraham Lincoln

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down...

Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
Abraham Lincoln

Negroes, like other people, act upon motives. Why should they do anything for us, if we will do nothing for them? If they stake their lives for us, they must be prompted by the strongest motive, even the promise of freedom. And the promise being made, must be kept.

Abraham Lincoln
In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.
Abraham Lincoln

The man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy.

Abraham Lincoln
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.