With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

Public opinion in this country is everything.

Abraham Lincoln
Wanting to work is so rare a merit, that it should be encouraged.
Abraham Lincoln

I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights.

Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Abraham Lincoln

I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.

Abraham Lincoln
We must believe that He permits it [this war] for some wise purpose of his own, mysterious and unknown to us; and though with ourlimited understandings we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that he who made the world still governs it.
Abraham Lincoln

No client ever had money enough to bribe my conscience or to stop its utterance against wrong, and oppression. My conscience is my own - my creators - not man's. I shall never sink the rights of mankind to the malice, wrong, or avarice of another's wishes, though those wishes come to me in the relation of client and attorney.

Abraham Lincoln
I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game.
Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln
I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has.