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

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

Abraham Lincoln
I do not deny the possibility that the people may err in an election; but if they do, the true [cure] is in the next election, and not in the treachery of the person elected.
Abraham Lincoln

We have all heard of the animal standing in doubt between two stacks of hay and starving to death, the like of which would never happen to Gen. Cass. Place stacks a thousand miles apart: he would stand stock still, midway between them, and eat them both at once; and the green grass along the line would be apt to suffer some, too, at the same time.

Abraham Lincoln
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
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
I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground.
Abraham Lincoln

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincol

Abraham Lincoln
Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world. It is a truth which I thought needed to be told; and as whatever of humilation there is in it, falls most directly on myself, I thought others might afford for me to tell it.
Abraham Lincoln

My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families - second families, perhaps I should say.

Abraham Lincoln
Labor is superior to capital and precedes capital. Without labor, there is no capital.