That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ans sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thence forward, and forever free...

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
No one has needed favours more than I, and generally, few have been less unwilling to accept them; but in this case, favour to me,would be injustice to the public, and therefore I must beg your pardon for declining it.
Abraham Lincoln

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Abraham Lincoln
I have always wanted to deal with everyone I meet candidly and honestly. If I have made any assertion not warranted by facts, and it is pointed out to me, I will withdraw it cheerfully.
Abraham Lincoln

You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.

Abraham Lincoln
IF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD LEARN WHAT I KNOW OF THE FIERCE HATRED OF THE PRIESTS OF ROME AGAINST OUR INSTITUTIONS, OUR SCHOOLS, OUR MOST SACRED RIGHTS, AND OUR SO DEARLY BOUGHT LIBERTIES, THEY WOULD DRIVE THEM OUT AS TRAITORS!
Abraham Lincoln

The Lord spared the fitten and the rest he seen fitten to die.

Abraham Lincoln
When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government - that is despotism.
Abraham Lincoln

I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!

Abraham Lincoln
All creation is a mine, and every man a miner.