I would rather be assassinated than see a single star removed from the American flag.
The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.
In my entire life I have only met four "perfect" people... and I disliked them all.
You may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me like a trifle, but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, the poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than a day; that by honest work, I had earned a dollar. I was a more hopeful and though
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincol
It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
It is bad to be poor. I shall go to the wall for bread and meat, if I neglect my business this year as well as last.
The legal right of the Southern people to reclaim their fugitives I have constantly admitted. The legal right of Congress to interfere with their institution in the states, I have constantly denied.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. 1
Freedom is the natural condition of the human race, in which the Almighty intended men to live. Those who fight the purpose of the Almighty will not succeed. They always have been, they always will be beaten.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincol
You canâ€™t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak
Teach hope to all, despair to none.
But fight we must; and conquer we shall; in the end.
Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and confirm that you didn't do the assigned readings before the strategic planning retreat.
We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom and our own error therein.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
As the chief speaker at the dedication of the national cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield, statesman Edward Everett wrote to Lincoln: I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. With the fearful strain that is on me night and da
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.
I do not think I could myself, be brought to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the mo
Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
All creation is a mine, and every man a miner. The whole earth, and all within it, upon it, and round about it, including himself ... are the infinitely various "leads" from which, man, from the first, was to dig out his destiny.
We accepted this war for an object, a worthy object, and the war will end when that object is attained. Under God, I hope it never will until that time.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.