It is easiest to "be all things to all men," but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day.
I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God's word because it finds me where I am.
I hold it to be a paramount duty of us in the free states, due to the Union of the states, and perhaps to liberty itself (paradox though it may seem) to let the slavery of the other states alone; while, on the other hand, I hold it to be equally clear, that we should never knowingly lend ourselves d
Of our political revolution of '76, we all are justly proud. It has given us a degree of political freedom, far exceeding that of any other nation of the earth. In it the world has found a solution of the long mooted problem, as to the capability of man to govern himself. In it was the germ which ha
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. Abraham Lin
It is to deny, what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that men of ambition and talents will not continue to spring up amongst us. And, when they do, they will asnaturally seek the gratification of their ruling passion, as others have so done before them.
I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
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.
I think I stand where that man stands.
We, on our side, are praying to Him to give us victory, because we believe we are right; but those on the other side pray to Him, look for victory, believing they are right. What must He think of us?
And while it has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with a return of peace, we can but press on, guided by the best light He gives, trusting that in His own good time, and wise way, all will yet be well.
There is really no crisis except an artificial one...If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the trouble will come to an end.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.
The blessing always comes back to the door of the author.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and becom
Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
There is no greater injustice than to wring your profits from the sweat of another man's brow.
Without Divine assistance I can not succeed; with it I can not fail.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. Abraham Lincol
Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.
I have no wealthy or popular relations to recommend me.
I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.