It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

Abraham Lincoln
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincol

Abraham Lincoln
Washington's is the mightiest name of earth - long since mightiest in the cause of civil liberty; still mightiest in moral reformation. On that name no eulogy is expected. It cannot be. To add brightness to the sun, or glory to the name of Washington, is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked deathless splendor leave it shining on.
Abraham Lincoln

Without Divine assistance I can not succeed; with it I can not fail.

Abraham Lincoln
Law is nothing else but the best reason of wise men applied for ages to the transactions and business of mankind.
Abraham Lincoln

I think that one of the causes of these repeated failures is that our best and greatest men have greatly underestimated the size of this question (slavery). They have constantly brought forward small cures for great sores-plasters too small to cover the wound. That is one reason that all settlements have proved so temporary-so evanescent.

Abraham Lincoln
The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.
Abraham Lincoln

Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.

Abraham Lincoln
I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free.