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

No man has a right to judge Andrew Johnson in any respect who has not suffered as much and done as much as he for the Nation's sake.

Abraham Lincoln
I am nothing, truth is everything.
Abraham Lincoln

I did say, at Chicago, in my speech there, that I do wish to see the spread of slavery arrested and to see it placed where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction.

Abraham Lincoln
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
Abraham Lincoln

A fellow once came to me to ask for an appointment as a minister abroad. Finding he could not get that, he came down to some more modest position. Finally, he asked to be made a tide-waiter. When he saw he could not get that, he asked me for an old pair of trousers. It is sometimes well to be humble ...

Abraham Lincoln
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
Abraham Lincoln

I do not boast that God is on my side, I humbly pray that I am on God's side.

Abraham Lincoln
If there should prove to be one real, living Free State Democrat in Kansas, I suggest that it might be well to catch him and stuff and preserve his skin as an interesting specimen of that soon-to-be-extinct variety of the genus Democrat.
Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

Abraham Lincoln
Again I admonish you not to be turned from your stern purpose of defending your beloved country and its free institutions by any arguments urged by ambitious and designing men, but stand fast to the Union and the old flag.