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

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

God bless the soldiers and seamen, with all their brave commanders.

Abraham Lincoln
Prosperity is the fruit of labor. It begins with saving money.
Abraham Lincoln

If I have one vice and I can call it nothing else it is not able to say 'no'.

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

He [Stephen Douglas] is blowing out the moral lights around us, when he contends that whoever wants slaves has a right to hold them; that he is penetrating, so far as lies in his power, the human soul, and eradicating the light of reason and the love of liberty, when he is in every possible way preparing the public mind, by his vast influence, for making the institution of slavery perpetual and national.

Abraham Lincoln
If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.
Abraham Lincoln

Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.

Abraham Lincoln
Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public....
Abraham Lincoln

I am in favor of a national bank...in favor of the internal improvements system and a high protective tariff.

Abraham Lincoln
Ready are we all to cry out and ascribe motives when our toes are pinched.