Knavery and flattery are blood relations. Abraham Lincol

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Whether I shall ever be better, I cannot tell; I awfully forebode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or be better, it appears to me.

Abraham Lincoln
We can succeed only by concert. It is not, 'Can any of us imagine better,' but, 'Can we all do better?'
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
The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.
Abraham Lincoln

My policy is to have no policy.

Abraham Lincoln
I must keep some standard of principle fixed within myself.
Abraham Lincoln

In using the strong hand, as now compelled to do, the government has a difficult duty to perform. At the very best, it will by turns do both too little and too much. It can properly have no motive of revenge, no purpose to punish merely for punishment's sake. While we must, by all available means, prevent the overthrow of the government, we should avoid planting and cultivating too many thorns in the bosom of society.

Abraham Lincoln
No man has a right to judge Andrew Johnson in any respect who has not suffered as much and done as much as he for the Nation's sake.
Abraham Lincoln

I never knew a man who wished to be himself a slave. Consider if you know any good thing, that no man desires for himself.

Abraham Lincoln
We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while.