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

If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss.

Abraham Lincoln
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Abraham Lincoln

Should my administration prove to be a very wicked one...or a very foolish one, if you, the people, are true to yourselves and the Constitution, there is little harm I can do, thank God.

Abraham Lincoln
I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me...
Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

Abraham Lincoln
The best time to stop a fight is before it starts.The best vitamin for developing friends is B1.The best way to destroy an enemy in to make him a friend.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincol
Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln
I have had so many evidences of [God's] direction, so many instances when I have been controlled by some other power than my own will, that I cannot doubt that this power comes from above.