Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

I do not believe the Union will disolve, I believe it will become all one thing, or all the other.

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Neither Heaven nor Hell. It is simply Purgatory.

If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.