"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

"A tendency to melancholy... let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault."

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."


"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."

"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."

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

"Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way."

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be."

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis."

"The great point is to bring them the real facts."

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."

"I am nothing, truth is everything."

"I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."

"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."

"I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it."

"I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not."

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."

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

"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

"Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it."

"Let your military measures be strong enough to repel the invader and keep the peace, and not so strong as to unnecessarily harass and persecute the people."

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."

"No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent."

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."

"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."

"The people of these United States are the rightful masters of both Congresses and courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

"There can be glory in failure and despair in success."

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

"Thoughtful men must feel that the fate of civilization upon this continent is involved in the issue of our contest."

"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."

"What I did, I did after very full deliberation, and under a heavy and solemn sense of responsibility. I can only trust in God that I have made no mistake."

"What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree."

"Whatever you are, be a good one."

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."

"Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me."

"You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm."

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

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

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