I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
Care for him who shall have borne the battle
Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.
Illinois surpasses every other spot of equal extent upon the face of the globe in fertility of soil and in the proportionable amount of the same which is sufficiently level for actual cultivation.
A lawyer's time and advice are his(her) stock in trade.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
God bless the Methodist Church - bless all the churches - and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism. Unanimity is impossible. The
Young man, if God gives me four years more to rule this country, I believe it will become what it ought to be-what its Divine Author intended it to be-no longer one vast plantation for breeding human beings for the purpose of lust and bondage. But it will become a new Valley of Jehoshaphat, where al
The war, the American Civil War of 1861-1865, would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.
Our adversaries [ the Confederate States of America ] have adopted some declarations of independence in which, unlike the good old one penned by Jefferson, they omit the words "all men are created equal." Why? They have adopted a temporary national constitution, in the preamble of which, unlike our
Why don't I drink from a straw? Because straws are for suckers.
I believe I shall never be old enough to speak without embarrassment when I have nothing to talk about.
I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything?
I cannot bring myself to believe that any human being lives who would do me any harm.
Nor must Uncle Sam's Web-feet be forgotten. At all the watery margins they have been present. Not only on the deep sea, the broadbay, and the rapid river, but also up the narrow muddy bayou, and wherever the ground was a little damp, they have been, and made their tracks.
Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincol
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
I am slow to listen to criminations among friends, and never espouse their quarrels on either side. My sincere wish is that both sides will allow bygones to be bygones, and look to the present & future only.
I am a moderate walker, however I never stroll back.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.
You canâ€™t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincol
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.