Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination.

Abraham Lincoln
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Abraham Lincoln

I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war.

Abraham Lincoln
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was asked by an aide about the church service he had attended. Lincoln responded that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent and the topic relevant. The aide said, “Then it was a good service?†Lincoln responded, “No.†The aide protested, “But, Mr. President, you said that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent, and that the topic was relevant.†“Yes,†replied Lincoln, “but he didn’t challenge us to do any great thing.
Abraham Lincoln

I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.

Abraham Lincoln
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham Lincoln

The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

Abraham Lincoln
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes -- no other marks or brands recollected.