Abraham Lincoln

A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lords side.
If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one.
If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.
Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
My wife is as handsome as when she was a girl, and I...fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen out.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.
The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That?s my religion.