The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.
Politics, as a trade, finds most and leaves nearly all dishonest.
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
With this honor devolves upon you also a corresponding responsibility. As the country herein trusts you, so under God it will sustain you.
If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
The best way to get rid of your enemies is to make them your friends.
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. Abraham Lin
I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
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.
Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
Be excellent and party on dudes.
This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions.
Killing the dog does not cure the bite.
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You can not fail in any laudable object, unless you allow your mind to be improperly directed.
We must ask where we are and whither we are tending.
While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.
The good old maxims of the Bible are applicable, and truly applicable to human affairs, and in this as in other things, we may say here that he who is not for us is against us; he would gathereth not with us scattereth.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
A man is about as happy as he makes up his mind to be.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.