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.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
I turn, then, and look to the American people and to that God who has never forsaken them.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts.
With malice towards none; with charity for all....
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.
Everybody likes a compliment.
The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
You may have a wen or a cancer upon your person and not be able to cut it out lest you bleed to death; but surely it is no way tocure it, to engraft it and spread it over your whole body.
Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the lates
Labor is the true standard of value.
Our attitude is more honest and more consistent than our words.
Upon this subject, the habits of our whole species fall into three great classes--useful labour, useless labour and idleness. Of these the first only is meritorious; and to it all the products of labour rightfully belong; but the two latter, while they exist, are heavy pensioners upon the first, rob
If as the friends of colonization hope, the present and coming generations of our countrymen shall by any means, succeed in freeing our land from the dangerous presence of slavery; and, at the same time, in restoring a captive people to their long-lost father-land, with bright prospects for the futu
'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.
We must remember that the people of all the States are entitled to all the privileges and immunities of the citizen of the several States. We should bear this in mind, and act in such a way as to say nothing insulting or irritating. I would inculcate this idea, so that we may not, like Pharisees, se
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
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.
The human mind is impelled to action, or held in rest by some power, over which the mind itself has no control.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.
Shall we stop this bleeding?
Let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere - join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
When you make it to the top, turn and reach down for the person behind you.
Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.