The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good.

Abraham Lincoln
Everybody likes a compliment. Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. --as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS

Abraham Lincoln
Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning we have run down to the other declaration, that for SOME men to enslave OTHERS is a "sacred right of self-government." These principles can not stand together. They are as opposite as God and mammon; and whoever holds to the one, must despise the other.
Abraham Lincoln

Persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should be adopted to influence the conduct of men. The opposite course would be a reversal of human nature, which is God's decree and can never be reversed.

Abraham Lincoln
Many free countries have lost their liberty, and ours may lose hers; but, if she shall, be it my proudest plume, not that I was the last to desert, but that I never deserted her.
Abraham Lincoln

Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war.

Abraham Lincoln
I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays.
Abraham Lincoln

Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid.

Abraham Lincoln
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.