Abraham Lincoln Quotes.
Being elected to Congress, though I am very grateful to our friends for having done it, has not pleased me as much as I expected.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people; and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people’s money to settle the quarrel.
True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.
The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.
It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.
I learned a great many years ago that in a fight between husband and wife, a third party should never get between the woman’s skillet and the man’s ax-helve.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
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.
Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.