The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.

Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln

If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way.

Abraham Lincoln
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.
Abraham Lincoln

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

Abraham Lincoln
I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.
Abraham Lincoln

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.

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

Gratefully accepting the proffered honor, [to inscribe a new legal work to him] I give the leave, begging only that the inscription may be in modest terms, not representing me as a man of great learning, or a very extraordinary one in any respect.

Abraham Lincoln
I know the hole he went in at, but I can't tell you what hole he will come out of.