You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

-Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

The provision of the Constitution giving the war making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons: Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our convention understood to be the most oppressive of all kingly oppressions, and they resolved to so frame the constitution that no man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.

Abraham Lincoln
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
Abraham Lincoln

Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.

Abraham Lincoln
Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling.
Abraham Lincoln

I hold that if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only and no hands, and if he had ever made another class that he intended should do all the work and none of the eating, he would have made them without mouths and with all hands.

Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

A long visit to a friend is often a great bore. Never make people twice glad.

Abraham Lincoln
There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.
Abraham Lincoln

A man's legs must be long enough to reach the ground.

Abraham Lincoln
I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.