Abraham Lincoln Quotes.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
I am rather inclined to silence.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can’t stop to put out the fire that is burning the other.
If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.
I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
We can succeed only by concert. It is not, ‘Can any of us imagine better,’ but, ‘Can we all do better?’
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.