Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Familiarize yourself with the chains of slavery and prepare your own limbs to put them on. Accustomed to trampling on the rights of others, he has lost the genius of his own independence and has become the apt subject of the first cunning tyrant who rises up among you.

If you win a man for your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.

That everyone receives at least a moderate education seems to be a vitally important goal.

Both parties disapproved of the war; but one of them would wage war instead of letting the nation survive; and the other would accept the war instead of letting it perish. And the war came.

Always remember: life is to enjoy.

I have an irrepressible desire to live until I can be sure that the world is a little better because I lived in it.

We live in the middle of the alarms; anxiety clouds the future; We expect some new disaster with every newspaper we read.

Property is the fruit of work; property is desirable; It is a positive good.

A capacity and taste for reading gives you access to what has already been discovered by others.

Standing in silence when they should protest is a coward for men.

Slavery is based on the selfishness of man’s nature, as opposed to his love for justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when they are brought to a collision as fierce as the extent of slavery brings them, the shocks, the agonies, and the convulsions must follow incessantly.

If, as the friends of colonization expect, the present and future generations of our compatriots will achieve by all means to rid our land of the dangerous presence of slavery; and, at the same time, in the restoration of a people captive to their homeland lost a long time ago, with bright prospects for the future; and this too, so gradually, that neither the races nor the individuals will have suffered from the change, in fact it will be a glorious consummation.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
The autocrat of all the Russias will renounce his crown and proclaim his free republican subjects sooner than our American teachers will voluntarily renounce their slaves.

You know I do not like slavery; and you fully admit the abstract error of that.

Slave breeders and slave traders are a small, hateful and detested class among you; and yet, in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and they are so completely your masters, as you are the master of your own blacks.

I have always hated slavery, I believe as much as any abolitionist.

Now I confess as belonging to that class in the country that considers slavery as a moral, social and political evil …

With love, we hope, sincerely pray, that this powerful scourge of war will quickly disappear.

You can not help the poor by destroying the rich. You can not raise the employee by lowering the salary payer.

Should a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

In this sad world of ours, sadness comes to everyone, and comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible, except with the passage of time.

I think it is a maxim established in morals that who makes an affirmation without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the statement does not excuse or excuse it.

I will do less when I believe that what I do hurts the cause and I will do more when I believe that doing more will help the cause. I will try to correct errors when it is proven that they are errors, and I will adopt new points of view as quickly as they appear as true points of view.

I will adopt new points of view as quickly as they appear as true points of view.

I have endured a lot of ridicule without much malice; and they have received a lot of kindness, not ridicule. I’m used to it.

Do not leave anything for tomorrow that can be done today.

That every American, every lover of freedom, every well-wisher of his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never violates the laws of the country in the least; and never tolerate their violation by others.

The strongest link of human sympathy outside the family relationship should be the union of workers of all nations and languages ​​and families.

On the subject of education, without pretending to dictate any plan or system that respects it, I can only say that I see it as the most important issue in which we, as people, can participate. That everyone receives at least a moderate education appears to be a vitally important goal.

If I am elected, I will be grateful; otherwise, it will be all the same.

I could not have slept tonight if I had let that helpless creature die on the ground.

That some are rich, shows that others can get rich and, therefore, is only a stimulus for the industry and the company.

I believe that each individual has the natural right to do what he pleases with himself and the fruits of his work, insofar as it in no way interferes with the other rights of men.

The Cause of civil liberty must not be delivered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats.

Seriously, I do not think he’s fit for the presidency.

Life may not always be a bed of roses. We are all aware of this fact. On numerous occasions in life we ​​have to face disappointments. These quotes and sayings certainly inspire us and help us to look forward and enjoy the new roads that are approaching. These quotes also provide a different perspective on life, which makes moving forward not a very difficult task. I hope to stay strong enough not to back down, and yet not move fast enough to ruin the cause of the country.

But in a broader sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not sanctify this terrain. The brave men, alive and dead, who fought here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract from. The world will have little regard, nor remember much what we say here, but can never forget what they did here.

We must not promise what we should not, lest we be called to do what we can not do.

The human mind is driven to action or held back by some power over which the mind itself has no control.

We have forgotten the kind hand that has preserved us in peace and multiplied us, enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined in the deceit of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some wisdom and virtue superior to ours. Intoxicated with uninterrupted success, we became too self-sufficient to feel the need to redeem and preserve Grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.

This is a world of compensations; and he who would not be a slave must consent not to have a slave.

Now, what is the Justice Sovereignty of Judge Douglas? As a principle, it is only that, if a man chooses to become a slave to another man, neither that other man nor anyone else has the right to object.

He [Stephen Douglas] is turning off the moral lights that surround us, when he holds that whoever wants slaves has the right to embrace them; that it is penetrating, insofar as it lies in its power, the human soul, and eradicating the light of reason and the love of freedom, when in every possible way the public mind prepares, by its great influence, to make that the institution of perpetual and national slavery.



When Judge Douglas says that whoever, or any community, wants slaves, they have the right to have them, he is perfectly logical if there is nothing wrong with the institution; but if he admits that it is wrong, he can not logically say that someone has the right to make a mistake.

Nothing is stronger than kindness.

I know that the Lord is always on the right side. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation must be on the side of the Lord.

With great hopes for the future, no prediction was ventured.

Did not I destroy my enemy when I made him my friend?

When the behavior of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, gentle and unpretentious persuasion must be adopted at some time. It is an ancient and true maxim, that “a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall”.

My old father used to have a saying: if you do a bad business, embrace it with more force.

The government must create, issue and circulate all the currency and credits necessary to satisfy the purchasing power of the government and the purchasing power of consumers. By adopting these principles, taxpayers will save huge sums of interest. Money will cease to be a teacher and will become the servant of humanity.

This is essentially a popular contest … whose main objective is to raise the condition of men – to lift artificial weights from all shoulders – to clear the paths of praiseworthy pursuit for all – to indulge in everything, an unrestricted beginning and fair opportunity , in the race of life

Without the help of that Divine Being … I can not succeed. With that help I can not fail.

My faith in the proposition that every man should do exactly what he pleases with all that is exclusively his own lie is the basis of the sense of justice in me.

Keep your purpose and soon you will feel as good as you always did. On the contrary, if you hesitate and give up, you will lose the power to maintain any resolution and you will regret your whole life.

I walk slowly, but never backward.

An inspection of the Constitution will show that the property right in a slave is not “defined and expressly affirmed” in it.

We believe that the expansion and perpetuity of the institution of slavery harm the general welfare. We believe, indeed, we know, that this is the only thing that has threatened the perpetuity of the Union.

Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If so, all our work is lost, and, soon, it must be done again.

You think that slavery is correct and should be extended; while we think it is wrong and should be restricted. I suppose that is the problem. Without a doubt it is the only substantial difference between us.

I say now, however, as I have said all along, that in the territorial question, that is, the question of extending slavery under national auspices, I am inflexible. I have no commitment to help or allow the extension of the institution on land owned by the nation.

A section of our country believes that slavery is correct and should be extended, while the other believes that it is wrong and should not be extended.

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I do not remember when I did not think and I felt. And yet, I have never understood that the Presidency gave me an unrestricted right to act officially on this judgment and feeling.

One eighth of the total population were slaves of color, not generally distributed in the Union, but located in the southern part of it. These slaves were a peculiar and powerful interest. Everyone knew that this interest was, in some way, the cause of the war.

Military glory, that attractive rainbow, that rises in rains of blood, that snake’s eye, that charm to destroy …

It is said that every man has his peculiar ambition.

Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.

We must ask where we are and where we are attending.

If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you distrust, you will be miserable all the time.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
You can not help the poor by destroying the rich. You can not strengthen the weak, weakening the strong. You can not generate prosperity by discouraging savings. You can not raise the employee by pulling the salary down. You can not promote the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You can not build character and courage by eliminating the initiative and independence of people. It can not help people permanently doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

Let us diligently apply the means, without doubting that a just God, in his own time, will give us the correct result.

However, in the midst of the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resource, I would put all my dependence on God, knowing that everything would be fine, and that He would decide for the right.

Sent to the Sec. Of war. In principle, I do not like an oath that requires a man to swear that he has not done wrong. Reject the Christian principle of forgiveness in terms of repentance. I think it’s enough if man does not do anything in the hereafter.

Each person is responsible for their own appearance after 40.

The petition of persons under the age of eighteen, praying for the release of all slave children, and the title of the petition that you seem to have written, was delivered to me a few days ago by Senator Sumner. Please tell these little people that I am very happy that your young hearts are so full of just and generous sympathy, and that even though I do not have the power to grant you everything you ask for, I trust you will remember that God has done it, and that, as it seems, He wants to do it.

At the beginning of the war, and for some time, the use of colored troops was not contemplated; and how the change of purpose occurred, now I will not take the time to explain it. After a clear conviction of duty, I resolved to realize that element of strength; and I am responsible for it for the American people, for the Christian world, for history and in my final account for God.

While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the last days, we must, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us the victory.

God bless the Methodist Church – bless all the churches – and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, gives us the churches.

Read in the Bible, like the word of God himself, that “with the sweat of your face you will eat bread, [“] and you will preach there; of that, “with the sweat of other faces, you will eat bread,” In my opinion, it can hardly be reconciled with sincere sincerity.

We accept this war for an object, a worthy object, and the war will end when that object is reached. Under God, I hope it never will be until that moment.

God bless the soldiers and sailors, with all their brave commanders.

Although I am very sensitive to the great compliment of a re-election; and duly grateful, as I trust, to Almighty God for having led my compatriots to a correct conclusion, as I believe, for their own good, it adds nothing to my satisfaction that any other man may feel disappointed or hurt by the result.

Men are not flattered to show that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God who rules the world. It is a truth that I thought I needed to be told; and as any humiliation in it, falls more directly on me, I thought others could afford to tell it.

The evacuation of Petersburg and Richmond, and the surrender of the main insurgent army, give hope for a just and rapid peace whose joyful expression can not be restricted. In the midst of this, however, He, from whom all blessings flow, should not be forgotten. A call for national thanksgiving is being prepared, and will be duly promulgated.

I’m busy studying the Bible.

This nation under God

And considering that it is the duty of nations as well as men, to recognize their dependence on the supreme power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven throughout history, that those nations are only blessed of whom God is the Lord

Woe to the world for the offenses! because it is necessary that offenses come, but woe to that man for whom the offense comes!

Considering that the United States Senate, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and the just Government of God Almighty, in all matters of men and nations, by resolution, requested the President to designate and establish a day for national prayer and humiliation …

Public opinion, although often formed on a wrong basis, however, in general has a strong underlying sense of justice.

When any church inscribes on its altar, as its only qualification for membership, the Savior’s condensed statement of the substance of the law and the Gospel: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and your neighbor ” As to yourself, that church will unite me with all my heart and all my soul.

It is the quality of the revolutions not to follow old lines or old laws; but to break both, and make new ones.



It can be said that a nation consists of its territory, its people and its laws. The territory is the only part that has some durability.

I maintain that, in contemplation of the universal law and the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.

Therefore, I believe that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is not broken; and, to the best of my ability, I will take care, as the Constitution expressly orders, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all States.

The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed in fact by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

I would save the Union. I would save it in the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the closer the Union is, the ‘Union as it was’ will be.

Fellow citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal meaning, or insignificance, can forgive one or the other of us. The test of fire through which we pass will enlighten us, in honor or dishonor, to the last generation.

I can not say it better than it already is, that I am in favor of colonization.

And by virtue of power, and for the aforementioned purpose, I order and declare that all persons detained as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and from now on shall be free; and that the executive government of the United States, including military and naval authorities, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons.

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

I would like to speak in terms of praise because of the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.

I freely recognize myself as the servant of the people, according to the service link: the Constitution of the United States; and that, as such, I am responsible to them.

You do not like the proclamation of emancipation; and, perhaps, I would have retracted it. You say it’s unconstitutional, I think differently.

But the proclamation, as law, is valid or not valid. If it is not valid, it does not need retraction. If it is valid, it can not be retracted, just as the dead can not be resurrected.

Peace does not seem as distant as it was. I hope it arrives soon, and comes to stay; and so it will be worthwhile at all future times.

You say you will not fight to free the blacks. Some seem willing to fight for you; but it does not matter. Fight against you, then exclusively to save the Union.

And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, clenched teeth, firm eyes and well balanced bayonnet, they have helped humanity to this great consummation …

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can last a long time.

We all declare for freedom; but by using the same word, we do not all want to say the same thing. For some, the word freedom may mean that each man does what he pleases and the product of his work; while with others, the same word means for some men to do what they want with other men, and the product of other men’s work. Here are two things, not only different, but incompatible, called by the same name: freedom. And it follows that each of the things is, for the respective parts, called by two different and incompatible names: freedom and tyranny.

It is not just for today, but for all the times that we should perpetuate for the children of our children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives.

I am very grateful to you and to all who have come to the call of your country.

There are more involved in this contest than all. In this fight, the question of whether your children and my children will enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed is involved.

We have, as everyone will agree, a free government, where every man has the right to be equal with any other man. In this great struggle, this form of government and every form of human right is in danger if our enemies succeed.

I temporarily moved to occupy this great White House. I am a living witness that any of your children could come here as my father’s son did.

We expected a happy ending to this terrible war long before this; but God knows better and has ruled otherwise. We will still recognize his wisdom and our own error in that.

I am very grateful to the good Christians of the country for their constant prayers and consolations; and to none of them, more than yourself.

The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance.

Did Stanton say I was a damned fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.

The world shall know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, come what will.

It is not the qualified voters, but the qualified voters who choose to vote, that constitute political power.

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

There is an important sense in which the government is distinctive of the administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changing. A man may be loyal to his government and, nevertheless, he is opposed to the particular principles and methods of administration.

Two of my favorite things are sitting on my porch smoking a sweet hemp pipe and playing my Hohner harmonica.

A prohibition law gives a blow to the principles on which our government was founded.

Almost eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now, from that beginning, we have come to the other statement, that for SOME men enslaving OTHERS is a “sacred right of self-government.” These principles can not be united. They are as opposite as God and Mammon; and whoever clings to one must despise the other.

Certainly, there is no rival against the Will of God; but there is still some difficulty in determining it and applying it to particular cases.

The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible.

The good and ancient maxims of the Bible are applicable and truly applicable to human affairs, and in this as in other things, we can say here that he who is not for us is against us; He will not pick us up with us.

I believe that if natural theology can prove something, it is that slavery is morally wrong. God gave a man a mouth to receive bread, hands to feed him, and his hand has the right to bring bread to his mouth without controversy.

Remembering that Peter denied his Lord with an oath, after solemnly protesting that he never would, I will not swear that I will not make any commitment; but I think I will not

Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and stay with you and be everywhere forever, trust confidently that everything will be fine. To his care, which praises him, as I hope that in his prayers he congratulates me, I wish him an affectionate farewell greeting.

I turn and look at the American people and that God who never left them.

We must remember that people of all States are entitled to all the privileges and immunities of the citizens of the various States. We must take this into account, and act in such a way that we do not say anything insulting or irritating. I would inculcate this idea, so that, like the Pharisees, we do not prepare ourselves to be better than other people.

And having thus chosen our course, without deception and with a pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God and move forward without fear and with manly hearts.

The president responded very impressively, saying that he was very sensitive to his need for divine assistance. He once thought that perhaps he could be an instrument in the hands of God to carry out a great work and that he certainly was not willing to be. However, perhaps the way God accomplishes the purpose that memorialists have in view may be different from his.

And while it has not pleased the Almighty to bless us with the return of peace, we can not help but move forward, guided by the best light He gives, trusting that in His own time and in a wise way, everything will be fine.

But I must add that the US government. UU He should not, as in this order, commit himself to direct the churches. When an individual, in a church or outside of it, becomes dangerous to the public interest, it must be reviewed; but let the churches, as such, take care of themselves. It will not serve for the United States to appoint Trustees, Supervisors or other agents for the churches.

Trusting, as I do, in the omnipotent Power, and encouraged as I am by these resolutions that you have just read, with the support I receive from Christian men, I will not hesitate to use all the means under my control to ensure the termination of this rebellion , and we look forward to success.

I am very happy to see you tonight and, however, I will not say that I thank you for this call, but I sincerely thank Almighty God for the occasion when you called.

I claim not to have controlled events, but I clearly confess that the events have controlled me. Now, at the end of the three years of struggle, the condition of the nation is not what any of the parties, or any man devised or expected. Only God can claim it. Where it tends seems simple. If God now desires the elimination of a great error, and also wants us, both from the North and the South, to pay just for our complicity in that mistaken and impartial history, we will find there a new cause to witness and venerate justice. and the goodness of God

Inadvertently, we will lose or nobly save the last hope of the earth.

Be careful with recklessness, but with energy and vigilance without sleep advance and give us victories.

It is for us and our time … to say that law makes power.

Firmly in the right, as God gives us to see the right.

It could not be two faces. If I had two faces, I would not use this one.

My wife is as beautiful as when I was a little girl, and I … fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen.

I think that if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and hearts will have an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. It seems that once there was a propensity in bright and hot blood to fall into this vice.

During the Civil War, hearing complaints that General Ulysses S. Grant drank alcohol excessively, find out what Grant drinks and send a barrel to each of my other generals!

The demon of intemperance seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity. What other of us but can we remember a more promising relative in youth than all his companions, who has sacrificed his rapacity?



It is then up to us to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness …

Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity and a firm trust in him, who never left this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our current difficulties.

While people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, for the extremes of evil or madness, can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures; and I have never spoken with intentional disregard of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

Such a man the times have demanded, and such, in the providence of God was given to us. But he is gone. Let us struggle to deserve, as regards mortals, the continuous care of Divine Providence, trusting that, in future national emergencies, it will not fail to provide us with the instruments of security and protection.

The occasion accumulates with difficulty. We must live up to the occasion.

I will be the best president of the United States or the last one.

Better give your way to a dog than being bitten by him in the fight for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the sting

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.

There is nothing true anywhere. The true can not be seen anywhere; If you say you see the true, this seeing is not the true one.

All creation is a mine, and every man a miner. All the earth, and all within it, on it, and around it, including itself … are infinitely several “clues” of which, man, from the beginning, should unearth his destiny.

Now I am the most miserable man who lives. If what I feel is distributed equally to the entire human family, there would not be a single happy face on earth. If I will ever be better, I can not say it; Horribly I warn that I will not. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or be better, it seems to me.

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles: right and wrong. They are the two principles that have come face to face since the beginning of time and will continue to fight. It is the same spirit that says: “You work, you work and you earn bread, and I will eat it”.

If it were not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.

Democracy is “government of, by and for the people”.

I never felt, politically, that it did not arise from the Declaration of Independence that everyone had the same opportunities. This is the feeling incorporated in the Declaration of Independence, I would rather be killed in this place than surrender.

No state, by its own movement, can legally leave the Union. Clearly, the central idea of ​​secession is the essence of anarchy.

If by the mere force of numbers a majority deprives a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it could, in a moral point of view, justify the revolution.

You can not fail in any laudable object, unless you allow your mind to be directed incorrectly.

If you are resolutely determined to become a lawyer of yourself, the thing is already half done.

Your good mother tells me that you feel very bad in your new situation. Let me assure you that it is a perfect certainty that, very soon, you will feel better, quite happy, if you only abide by the resolution you have taken to obtain a military education … On the contrary, if you fail, and resign, you will lose the power to maintain any resolution and regret his whole life.

I hope to keep this contest until it is successful, or until I die, or it is expired, or my mandate expires, or the Congress or the country abandons me …

I will not do more than I can, and I will do everything I can to save the government, which is my sworn duty and my personal inclination. I will not do anything in malice. What I try is too vast to treat maliciously.

I have seen his office expressing his reluctance to break his domain where he is. I’m not willing either. Wait with a bull-dog complaint, and chew and strangle, as much as possible.

Once again, I urge you not to depart from your severe purpose of defending your beloved country and your free institutions for any argument driven by ambitious and design men, but stand firm before the Union and the old flag.

The imposing genius disdains a beaten path … He makes fun of following in the footsteps of any predecessor, however illustrious he may be. He thirsts for distinction.

In the history of the world, certain inventions and discoveries happened of a peculiar value, due to their great efficiency to facilitate all the other inventions and discoveries. Of these, the art of writing and printing, the discovery of America and the introduction of patent laws. The date of the first … is unknown; but it was certainly as much as fifteen hundred years before the Christian era; the second impression came in 1436, or almost three thousand years after the first. The others followed more quickly: the discovery of America in 1492 and the first patent laws in 1624.

Then came the patent laws. These began in England in 1624, and in this country with the adoption of our Constitution. Before that, any man [could]instantly use what another man had invented, so that the inventor had no special advantage of his own invention. The patent system changed this, guaranteed the inventor for a limited time the exclusive use of his inventions, and thereby added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius in the discovery and production of new and useful things.

What I do say is that no man is good enough to rule another man, without the consent of that other man. I say that this is the main principle: the anchoring of American republicanism.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
We believe that slavery is a great moral error, and although we do not claim the right to touch it where it exists, we wish to treat it as an error in the territories, where our votes will reach it.

In 1841, you and I had a tedious, low-tide trip together, on a Steam Boat from Louisville to St. Louis. You can remember, as I do, that from Louisville to the mouth of the Ohio there were, on board, ten or a dozen slaves, with shackles and shackles. That sight was a continuous torment for me; and I see something like that every time I touch the Ohio, or any other slave limit.

I only quote one of those speeches when I declare that “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.” I believe that I do not have the legal right to do so, and I have no inclination to do what “.

First of all, I insist that our parents did not make this nation half slave and half free, or part slave and free part. I insist that they found that the institution of slavery existed here. They did not do it that way, but they left it like that because they did not know how to get rid of him at that moment.

I believe that slavery is wrong, morally and politically. I wish it would not spread further in this United States, and I should not object if it should end gradually throughout the Union.

I do not want to be misunderstood on this issue of slavery in this country. I suppose it can exist for a long time, and perhaps the best way for it to come to an end in peace is for it to exist for a while. But I say that the extension, the strengthening and the perpetuation of it is a completely different proposition. There we should, in all respects, resist it as an error, treating it as an error, with the fixed idea that it must and will come to an end.

Now, I confess as belonging to that class in the country that considers slavery as a moral, social and political evil, taking due account of its real existence among us and the difficulties in getting rid of it satisfactorily, and for all obligations constitutional that have been thrown about it; but, nevertheless, he wants a policy that considers prevention as an error, and looks optimistically for the moment when, like a mistake, it can come to an end.

Do the people of the South really harbor fears that a republican administration, directly or indirectly, interferes with their slaves, or with them, over their slaves? If they do, I want to assure you, as once a friend, and even so, I hope, not as an enemy, that there is no reason for such fears.

I maintain that it is a primordial duty of us in free states, due to the Union of States, and perhaps to freedom itself (although it seems a paradox) to leave alone the slavery of the other States; while, on the other hand, I argue that it is equally clear, that we should never lend ourselves directly or indirectly, to prevent slavery from dying of natural death, to find new places to live, when it can no longer exist in the old.

So clear that no one, tall or short, ever confuses him, except in a clearly selfish way; because although the volume on the volume is written to show that slavery is a very good thing, we never hear about the man who wishes to take the good of him, being a slave himself.

I hate him for the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world.

If we can not give freedom to every creature, let us do nothing that imposes slavery on any other creature.

Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.

I repeat the statement made a year ago, that ‘as long as I remain in my current position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the proclamation of emancipation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free according to the terms of that proclamation, or any of the Acts of the Congress. ‘If people should, by any means or means, make an executive duty to re-enslave such people, another, and not me, should be their instrument to carry it out.

We proclaim ourselves political hypocrites before the world, thus promoting human slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the only friends of human freedom.

Without slavery, rebellion could never have existed; without slavery I could not continue.

The prudent and penniless beginner in the world, works for a time, saves a surplus to buy tools or land, for himself; then he works on his own another time, and finally hires another new beginner to help him. This, their advocates say, is free work – the just, generous and prosperous system that opens the way for all – gives hope to all, and energy, and progress, and improvement of the condition for all.

No country can sustain, in inactivity, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The vast majority must work on something productive.

Work is the true standard of value.



The world agrees that work is the source from which human desires are mainly supplied. There is no dispute on this point.

I am always for the man who wants to work.

If at some point all the work ceased, and all the existing provisions were divided equally among the people, at the end of a single year there could scarcely be a living human being, all would have perished for lack of subsistence.

Work is the great source from which almost all, if not all, human comforts and needs derive.

Wanting to work is such a rare merit that it should be encouraged.

Beavers build houses; but they build them differently, or better now, than five thousand years ago. Ants and honey bees provide food for winter; but in the same way they did, when Solomon referred to the lazy as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal that works; but he is the only one who improves his making.

On this subject, the habits of our entire species are divided into three major classes: useful work, useless work and laziness. Of these, the first is only meritorious; and for this all the products of the work belong by right; but the last two, while they exist, are heavy pensioners after the first, stealing a large part of their rights. The only remedy for this is, as far as possible, to expel useless work and inactivity.

Work, work, work, is the main thing.

And I’m glad to know that there is a work system, where the worker can attack if he wants to! I would tell God that this system prevailed all over the world.

If you intend to go to work, there is no better place than the right one where you are; If you do not intend to go to work, you can not get along anywhere.

I do not believe in a law to prevent a man from becoming rich; It would do more harm than good. So, although we do not propose any war against capital, we do want to allow the humblest man the opportunity to enrich himself with everyone else.

Half of the finished work usually turns out to be lost work.

And, to the extent that most good things are produced by work, it follows that all those things of right belong to those whose work has produced them. But it happened in all the ages of the world, that some have worked, and others, without work, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [ensure]each worker all the product of their work, or as close as possible, is an object worthy of any good government.

Working men are the basis of all governments, for the simple reason that they are the most numerous …

The main rule for the lawyer, as for the man of any other vocation, is diligence. Do not leave anything for tomorrow [sic]that can be done today [sic]. Never let your correspondence be left behind. Do whatever the business you have on hand, before stopping, do all the work related to it that can be done.

The law is only the best reason for the wise applied for centuries to the transactions and business of mankind.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Let the reverence to the laws, breathed by all American mothers, to the baking baby, who chatters in his lap: to be taught in schools, seminars and universities; let it be written in Primers, spelling and in Almanacs; that it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative rooms and applied in the courts of justice.

When I have a particular case in hand, I have that motive and I am interested in the case, I am interested in discovering the questions to the core, I love to dig up the question from the root and hold it and dry it before the fires of the mind

If you want to be a lawyer, do not add any consequences to the place where you are, or to the person you are with; but get books, sit anywhere and go read for yourself. That will make a lawyer faster than in any other way.

Once again, a law can be both constitutional and expeditious and, however, can be administered unfairly and unfairly.

Both read the same Bible and pray to God himself; and each one invokes his help against the other. It may seem strange that any man dares to ask for the help of a just God to wring the bread from the sweat of the faces of other men; but let’s not judge that we will not be judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; none has been fully answered.

The Lord forgave the saints and the rest he saw die.

He has the slow ones, Mr. Blair.

I can not forgive this man, he fights!

Lamon, that speech will not go through. It is a flat failure and people are disappointed.

I think losing Kentucky is almost the same as losing the whole game.

My main objective in this fight is to save the Union, and it is not to save or to destroy slavery. If he could save the Union without freeing any slave, he would, and if he could save him by freeing all slaves, he would; and if I could save him by releasing some and leaving others in peace, I would also. What I do about slavery and race of color, I do it because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I avoid, I abstain because I do not think it helps to save the Union.

I can become brigadier generals, but I can not make horses.

My main objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is neither save nor destroy slavery.

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow citizens, and not in mine, is the transcendental issue of civil war.

That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a State, whose people will rebel against the United States, will then be thereafter from now on, and forever free …

The world will have little regard, nor remember much what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. For us, the living, rather, we must dedicate ourselves here to the unfinished work that those who fought here advanced so nobly.

You are green, it is true; but they are also green. You are all green alike.

OMG! OMG! What will the country say?

The problem with Hooker is that he has his headquarters where his hindquarters should be.

Sending armies to McClellan is like dragging fleas through a pen, not half of them get there.

confused and dazed, like a duck hit on the head.

It is bad. It is damned bad.

I failed, I failed, and that is all that can be said about it.

There really is no crisis, except an artificial one … If the great American people only maintain their temperament, on both sides of the line, the problem will come to an end.

I know the hole he entered, but I can not tell you what hole it will come out of.

With this honor falls on you also a corresponding responsibility. Because the country here trusts you, then under God it will sustain you.

The Father of Waters again reveals himself to the sea.

It’s a good face I’m glad that this war has finally ended.

My dear McClellan, if you do not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a while. Best regards.

If I gave McClellan all the men he asked for, they could not find a place to lie down; They would have to sleep on their feet.

His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by greasing the shadow of a dove that had died of hunger.

The war, in the best of cases, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible.

As a nation, we begin by declaring that all of us are created equal. Now we practically read it, all men are created equal except blacks.

If there is a place worse than Hell, I am inside.

No State, by its own movement, can legally leave the Union. Resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally nothing. Therefore, I consider that the Union is not broken. It is not necessary that there be bloodshed or violence; and there will be none, unless it is imposed on the national authority.

I do not think anyone on earth likes gingerbread better than me, and I do it less than I do.

It often takes more courage to dare to do the right thing than to fear doing the wrong thing.

It is better that people think you are a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.

With malice towards none; with charity for all ….

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.

Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the present stormy.

If they kill me, I will never die another death.

Now I am the most miserable man who lives. If what I feel was felt by the entire human race, there would not be a happy face on earth.

On the subject of education … I can only say that I see it as the most important issue in which we, as people, can participate.

Love is the chain through which to link a child with his parents.

Freedom is the last and best hope of the earth.

Our government rests on public opinion. Who can change public opinion can change the government, practically as much.

I do not intend to modify my desire, so often expressed, that all men everywhere can be free.

Should a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

The true rule, in deciding to accept, or reject anything, is not whether it has any evil in it; but if it has more of evil than of good. There are few things that are completely evil, or totally good. Almost everything, especially government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two; so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.

I am superstitious. I have barely known that a party, before an election, asked for help from neighboring states, but they lost the state.

He said that he felt like the child who got his foot stuck, it hurt too much to laugh, and it was too big to cry.

As an individual who commits to live on loans, he soon discovers that his original means are devoured by interests, and then there is no one left to borrow, so it must be with a government.

I am extremely anxious that this Union, the Constitution and the liberties of the people be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I will be very happy if I am a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, to perpetuate the object of that great struggle.

I believe that each individual has the natural right to do what he pleases with himself and the fruit of his work, insofar as it does not interfere in any way with the other rights of men, that each community, as a State, has the right to The right to do exactly the same pleases all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of any other State, and that the general government, on principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things. that concerns the whole.

Singular indeed that people should writhe under oppression and injury, and yet not find anyone among them, to raise the voice of complaint.

This extraordinary war in which we are engaged falls heavily on all classes of people, but the strongest on the soldier. Because it has been said that everything a man has, he will give for his life; and although all contribute their substance, the soldier puts his life at risk and often gives it up in the cause of his country. The greatest merit, then, is due to the soldier.

Honor to the soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely leads the cause of his country. Honor also to the citizen who takes care of his brother in the country, and serves, as best he can, the same cause, honor for him, only less than him, who fights for the common good, the storms of the sky and the storms of battle

I have the ambition and desire to manage the affairs of the government while I remain president. If in the end I have lost all my friends on earth, at least I will have a friend that I have left and that will be inside me.

The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though errant mortals may fail to perceive them accurately in advance.

Did Stanton say he was a damn fool? So I dare say I should be, because Stanton is right in general and always says what he means.

The world will know that I will keep my faith to friends and enemies, no matter what happens.

It is not the qualified voters, but the qualified voters who choose to vote, who constitute the political power.

People are usually as happy as they think they are.

A majority restricted by constitutional controls and limitations, and always changes easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and feelings, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it necessarily flies to anarchy or despotism. Unanimity is impossible. The rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is totally inadmissible; so that, rejecting the principle of the majority, anarchy or despotism is somehow all that remains.

A husband and wife can be divorced and leave the presence and beyond the reach of the other person, but different parts of our country can not do this. They can stay face to face, and sexual relations, whether friendly or hostile, must continue between them.

Received as I am by members of a legislature, most of whom do not agree with me on political sentiments, I am confident that I can count on your help to pilot the state ship through this trip, surrounded by dangers such as is it so; because if he were to suffer a ruin now, he would not need a pilot for another trip.

The great distance, whether in time or space, has a wonderful power to numb and calm the human mind.

There is something so ridiculous in the promises of good or threats of evil that the whole subject with which they are connected can easily become ridiculous.

All I ask for the black is that if you do not like it, leave it alone. If God gave him little, that little one let him enjoy himself.

Blacks, like other people, act according to motives. Why should they do something for us if we do not do anything for them? If life is played out for us, it must be driven by the strongest motive, including the promise of freedom. And the promise that is made must be maintained.

No one has expected me to be president. In my poor, thin and straight face, nobody has ever seen sprouts of cabbages.

I am a patient man, always willing to forgive according to the Christian terms of repentance, and also to give enough time for repentance. Still, I must keep this government, if possible. What I can not do, of course I will not do, but you can also understand, once and for all, that I will not deliver this game by leaving any cards available without playing.

If I ever feel that the soul within me rises and expands to those dimensions, not totally unworthy of its almighty architect, is when I contemplate the cause of my country, abandoned by all the world next to it, and standing up bravely , alone, throwing challenge to their victorious oppressors.

I argue that if the Almighty had ever formed a group of men who should eat and do nothing of the work, he would have done them only with his mouth and without hands, and if he had ever done another class that he should do. all the work and nothing to eat, I would have done without mouth and with all hands.

I’ve really gotten inside my head to try to be the senator of the United States and, if I could count on your support, my chances would be reasonably good. But I know, and I admit it, that you have the same rights as I do over the place; and, therefore, I can not ask you to yield to me, if you are thinking about becoming a candidate, yourself. However, if you are not, I would like you to remember me affectionately. and also for you to make a mark with the members of Anti-Nebraska on your way.

Let no one hesitate who thinks he is right, and that we can succeed. But if, after all, we will fail, we will still have the proud consolation of telling our consciences, and the deceased shadow of our country’s freedom, that the cause approved our judgment and worshiped our hearts, in the disaster, in the chains, in torture, in death, we never hesitate in defense.

We know that southern men declare that their slaves are better than the workers hired between us. How little they know, what they talk about! There is not a permanent class of workers hired between us. Twenty-five years ago, I was a hired worker. The worker hired yesterday works today on his own account; and hire others to work for him tomorrow.

Both read the same Bible and pray to God himself; and each one invokes his help against the other. It may seem strange that any man dares to ask for the help of a just God to wring the bread from the sweat of the faces of other men; but let’s not judge that we will not be judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; none has been fully answered.

The Lord forgave the saints and the rest he saw die.

He has the slow ones, Mr. Blair.

I can not forgive this man, he fights!

Lamon, that speech will not go through. It is a flat failure and people are disappointed.

I think losing Kentucky is almost the same as losing the whole game.

My main objective in this fight is to save the Union, and it is not to save or to destroy slavery. If he could save the Union without freeing any slave, he would, and if he could save him by freeing all slaves, he would; and if I could save him by releasing some and leaving others in peace, I would also. What I do about slavery and race of color, I do it because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I avoid, I abstain because I do not think it helps to save the Union.

I can become brigadier generals, but I can not make horses.

My main objective in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is neither save nor destroy slavery.

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow citizens, and not in mine, is the transcendental issue of civil war.

That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state or designated part of a State, whose people will rebel against the United States, will then be thereafter from now on, and forever free …

The world will have little regard, nor remember much what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. For us, the living, rather, we must dedicate ourselves here to the unfinished work that those who fought here advanced so nobly.

You are green, it is true; but they are also green. You are all green alike.

OMG! OMG! What will the country say?

The problem with Hooker is that he has his headquarters where his hindquarters should be.

Sending armies to McClellan is like dragging fleas through a pen, not half of them get there.

confused and dazed, like a duck hit on the head.

It is bad. It is damned bad.

I failed, I failed, and that is all that can be said about it.

There really is no crisis, except an artificial one … If the great American people only maintain their temperament, on both sides of the line, the problem will come to an end.

I know the hole he entered, but I can not tell you what hole it will come out of.

With this honor falls on you also a corresponding responsibility. Because the country here trusts you, then under God it will sustain you.

The Father of Waters again reveals himself to the sea.

It’s a good face I’m glad that this war has finally ended.

My dear McClellan, if you do not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a while. Best regards.

If I gave McClellan all the men he asked for, they could not find a place to lie down; They would have to sleep on their feet.

His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by greasing the shadow of a dove that had died of hunger.

The war, in the best of cases, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible.

As a nation, we begin by declaring that all of us are created equal. Now we practically read it, all men are created equal except blacks.

If there is a place worse than Hell, I am inside.

No State, by its own movement, can legally leave the Union. Resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally nothing. Therefore, I consider that the Union is not broken. It is not necessary that there be bloodshed or violence; and there will be none, unless it is imposed on the national authority.

I do not think anyone on earth likes gingerbread better than me, and I do it less than I do.

It often takes more courage to dare to do the right thing than to fear doing the wrong thing.

It is better that people think you are a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.

With malice towards none; with charity for all ….

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.

Character is the tree, reputation is the shadow.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the present stormy.

If they kill me, I will never die another death.

When you lack interest in the case, it is very likely that the job lacks skill and diligence in performance.

The negative principle that no law is free law is not well known, except among lawyers.

Many free countries have lost their freedom, and ours can lose its freedom; but, if it does, be my most proud plumage, not because I am the last to desert, but I never abandoned it.

No client had enough money to bribe my conscience or to stop his expression against evil and oppression. My conscience is mine, my creators, not that of man. I will never sink the rights of humanity in the malice, the evil or the greed of the desires of another, although those desires reach me in the relationship of client and lawyer.

In law, it is a good policy never to declare what you do not need, lest you force yourself to prove what you can not.



When I urge so strictly to the strict observance of all laws, allow me not to tell me that there are no bad laws, or that grievances may arise, whose reparation, no legal provisions have been taken. I mean there’s no such thing. But I do want to say that, although the bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, even while they remain in force, for the sake of example, they must be observed religiously.

The opinions and the most opposed councils approach me, and those of the religious, who are equally sure that they represent the divine will. I hope it is not irreverent for me to say that if it is probable that God will reveal His will to others, at a point so related to my duty, it could be assumed that He would reveal it directly to me [] These are not, however, the days of miracles [] I must study the clear physical facts of the case, find out what is possible and learn what seems to be wise and correct.

To win a man for his cause, he must first reach his heart, the great way to his reason.

The surest way to reveal one’s character is not through adversity but by giving them power.

I heard you have abolitionists here. We have some in Illinois, but we shot one the other day.

It is not ‘Is God on my side’, but ‘I am on God’s side’?

You can not fool all the people all the time.

Internet dating is often attributed incorrectly.

If someone must be a slave, he must first be the one who wants it for himself and, secondly, whoever wants it for others.

Believe that everyone is dangerous, but believe that nobody is more dangerous.

No man was lost in a straight path.

You can not trust every appointment on the internet.

Think of strangers as friends you do not know yet.

The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.

What are you going to do for a face when the baboon wants to get his ass back?

He is the man who does not want to express an opinion whose opinion I want.

Any society that removes the most capable and gives the least will perish.

I did not dare to trust the case with the presumption that the court knows everything. In fact, I argued with the presumption that the court knew nothing.

Dear sir: yours from the 24th. asking ‘you get the best way to get a thorough knowledge of the law’. The mode is very simple, although laborious and tedious. It’s just to get the books and read them and study them carefully. Start with the Blackstone Commentary, and after reading it carefully, for example twice, go back to Chitty’s allegations, Greenleaf’s evidence, and the fairness of the story & c. in succession. Work, work, work, is the main thing.

Let every man remember that breaking the law is trampling his father’s blood and breaking his own character and the freedom of his children.

I understand that it is a maxim of the law, that a poor plea can be a good argument for a bad statement.

The extemporaneous talks must be practiced [sic]and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue for the public. However able and faithful it may be in other aspects, people are slow to do business if they can not deliver a speech. And yet, there is no more fatal mistake for young lawyers than trusting too much in speech. If someone, with his rare powers to speak, will demand an exemption from the monotony of the law, his case is a failure in advance.

In the way our Fathers originally left the question of slavery, the institution was in the course of final extinction, and the public mind rested on the belief that it was in the course of the final extinction. . . . All I have asked or wanted anywhere, is to put it back on the basis of what the Fathers of our government originally gave it.

In those days, our Declaration of Independence was considered sacred by all, and was thought to include everything; but now, to help the Negro’s slavery to be universal and eternal, he is assaulted, mocked, interpreted, scourged and torn, until, if his artificers could rise from their graves, he would not could do it everyone recognizes it

I am in favor of freedom of conscience in its most noble, broad and elevated sense. But I can not give freedom of conscience to the Pope and his followers, the papists, while they tell me, through all their councils, theologians and canonical laws, that their conscience orders them to burn my wife, strangle my children and cut my throat. when they find their opportunity

I see a very dark cloud on the horizon of America, and that cloud comes from Rome.

Men are not flattered to show that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them.

Let us remember at all times that all American citizens are brothers of a common country and must live together in bonds of fraternal feelings.

How many times have I laughed at you telling me clearly that I was too lazy to be anything but a lawyer?
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the first, your heart is in your work; and he will double that with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at him with disgust, turns away from him and imagines himself extremely tired. What little he has done is useless, for lack of finishing.

Do not kneel before me, that’s not right. He should kneel alone before God and thank him for the freedom he will enjoy in the future.

In fact, I will feel very happy if I were a humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this his almost chosen people.

I destroy my enemy if I do my friend.

I trust that by opening the way even further, I will be ready to walk in it, trusting in your help and trusting in your goodness and wisdom.

I go for everyone to share the privileges of government that help support their burdens.

Teach hope to everyone, do not despair for anyone.

I do not boast that God is on my side, I humbly pray that I am on God’s side.

Leave reverence for the laws. . . Become the political religion of the nation.

If you love something, release it.

Oh, that [your Thanksgiving Message]is silly of Seward, and it pleases the fools.

If there is no military need for the building, leave it alone, or put anyone in or out of it, except when you find someone preaching or practicing treason, in which case put your hands on it, as if you were doing the same. in any other building.

There was the weirdest combination of church influence against me. Baker is a Campbellite; and therefore, as I suppose, with few exceptions, I obtained all that Church. My wife had some relationships in the Presbyterian churches, and some in the Episcopal churches; and therefore, wherever I said, I was chosen as one or the other, while everywhere it was held that no Christian should vote for me because I did not belong to any Church, and it was suspected that he was a Deist and had spoken of fighting a duel.

I have no time or disposition to enter into discussion with the Friend, and I end this occasion by suggesting for your consideration the question of whether, if it is true that the Lord has appointed me to do the work that she has indicated, it is not probable that he will I would have communicated the knowledge of the fact as well as her.

All true wisdom is found in the shirts.

Persuasion, gentle and unpretentious persuasion should be adopted to influence the behavior of men. The opposite course would be a reversal of human nature, which is the decree of God and can never be reversed.

Since work is the common burden of our race, the effort of some to transfer their share of the burden to the shoulders of others is the great lasting curse of the race.

If both factions, or none of them, will abuse you, you’re probably right. Be careful about being attacked by one and praised by the other.

I do not believe that I myself could be taken to support a man for the position, whom I knew to be an open enemy and a scoffer of religion. Leaving the higher issue of the eternal consequences between him and his Maker, I still do not believe that any man has the right to insult the feelings and harm the morale of the community in which he can live.

Let us hopethat for the best cultivation of the physical world, below and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we will ensure prosperity and individual, social and political happiness, whose course will be forward and upward, and which, as long as the earth lasts, will not pass.

But let the past be nothing. For the future, my point of view is that the struggle must continue.

Therefore, pass the past. Let the differences pass, like nothing.

I am slow to listen to criticism among friends, and I never defend their disputes on either side. My sincere wish is that both parties allow the past to pass by, and look to the present and the future only.

Others have been tricked by the girls; but, this can never be with the truth told of me. More emphatically, in this case, I played dumb.

The enthusiastic uprising of the people in our cause is our great confidence; and we can not give you any control with security, even if it overflows, and it runs on channels not set in any graph.

The political horizon seems dark and depressing; but the people, under Providence, will arrange everything well.

I want in all cases to do the right thing.

[Uniting workers should not] lead to a war on property, or the owners of property.

In the first days of the world, the Almighty said to the first of our race: “With the sweat of your face you will eat bread”; and since then, if we except the light and the air of heaven, nothing good has been, or can be enjoyed by us, without first having cost the work.

As for your kind wishes for me, let me say that I can not enter the ring for money, first, because, in general, it is wrong; and secondly, I do not have, and I can not get, the money. I mean, in general, the use of money is wrong; but for certain objects, in a political contest, the use of some, is correct and indispensable.



Now, if you heard someone say that Lincoln does not [want]to go to Congress, I wish you as my personal friend, I would say that you have reason to believe that he is wrong.

Our common country is in great danger, demanding the highest points of view and the boldest action to achieve rapid relief.

And then, the black condemned, and condemned and forgotten, to eternal slavery, is the white man quite sure that the tyrant demon will not turn against him either?

What has ever threatened our freedom and prosperity except and except this institution of slavery?

The ant, which has worked and dragged a crumb to its nest, will defend with fury the fruit of its work, against any thief who assaults it. So clear, that the most stupid and stupid slave who ever worked hard for a teacher, constantly knows that he is an aggrieved.

I want all men to be free. I want the material prosperity of the already free, which I am sure will bring the extinction of slavery.

Our political problem now is “Can we, as a nation, permanently remain together forever, half slave and half free?” The problem is too powerful for me. May God, in his mercy, supervise the solution.

I want to see, in the process of disappearing, the only thing that could lead this nation to a civil war.

In the present civil war, it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party.

I never met a man who wanted to be a slave himself. Consider if you know something good, that no man wants for himself.

Neither side waited for the war, the magnitude or the duration, that it has already reached. None anticipated that the cause of the conflict could cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease.

We want, and we must have, a national policy, regarding slavery, which deals with it as incorrect.

It’s bad to be poor. I will go to the wall for bread and meat, if I neglect my business this year and the last.

We must work seriously with the best light that He gives us.

Surely he intends to do great good to follow this powerful convulsion that no mortal could do, and no mortal could stay.

We must believe that He allows it [this war]for some wise purpose of its own, mysterious and unknown to us; and although with our limited understandings we may not be able to understand it, we can not stop believing that the one who made the world still governs it.

Now, at the end of the three years of struggle, the condition of the nation is not what any of the parties, or any man devised or expected. Only God can claim it.

We will still recognize his wisdom and our own error in that.

The will of God prevails.

God can not be for and against the same at the same time.

I accepted with gratitude the honor offered, [to inscribe a new legal work]I give permission, praying only that the registration can be in modest terms, not representing me as a man of great learning, or one very extraordinary in any aspect.

The unpleasant events that are happening will not have been useless.

Twenty-two years ago the Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I met. We were both young then; He is a little younger than me. Even then, we were both ambitious; Me, maybe, as much as him. For me, the career of ambition has been a failure, a flat failure; with him he has been one of splendid success.

I do not affect the contempt for the high eminence that has reached [Senator Stephen Douglas]. So I reached, that the oppressed of my kind, could have shared with me in the elevation, I would prefer to stand in that eminence, than to use the richest crown that has ever pressed the forehead of a monarch.

Sometimes there may be unhelpful attempts to keep a young man down; and you will also succeed if you allow your mind to deviate from its true channel to meditate on the attempted injury. Take a look and see if this feeling has not hurt all the people you’ve known fall into it.

My father, on the death of his father, was only six years old; and it grew, literally, without education.

I am totally absent to be an adequate instructor for a law student. When a man has reached the age that Mr. Widner has, and has already been doing for himself, my judgment is that he reads books by himself without an instructor. That is precisely the way I got to the law.

Each head must be cultivated.

When I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write and encrypt the Rule of Three … The small advance I now have about this education store, I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of need.

Almost everything, especially government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two [good and evil].

In any future great national judgment, compared to the men of this, we will have both weak and strong; so silly and so wise; asbad and good.

Certainly, I know that if the war fails, the administration fails and they will blame me for it, I deserve it or not. And I should blame myself if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore, you already blame me. I think I could not do better; therefore, I blame you for blaming me.

A correct result, at this moment, will be worth more to the world, than ten times the men, and ten times the money.

If the union of these States and the liberties of this people are lost, it is little for a man of fifty-two years of age, but much for the thirty million people who live in the United States, and his posterity at all times coming.

The government will support it to the maximum of its capacity, which is neither more nor less than what it has done and will do for all commanders.

Much is said about peace; and no man desires peace more ardently than I do. However, I am still not ready to leave the Union for Peace, which, as it did, could not be very long.

Now, and always, I will do everything in my power for peace, consistent with the maintenance of the government.

Legislation and adjudication must follow and adjust to the progress of society.

The power of hope over human effort and happiness is wonderful.

Undoubtedly, you begin to understand how unpleasant it is for me to do something arbitrarily, when it is unsatisfactory for others associated with me.

But fight we must do it; and we will conquer it; at the end.

If I got away with mine, this war would never have started. If they had allowed me, this war would have ended before this.

I believe that the authors of that remarkable instrument [the Declaration of Independence]tried to include all men.

I am not a very sentimental man; and the best feeling I can think of is that if you collect the signatures of all the people who are no less distinguished than me, you will have a very uneven mass of names.

The case of Andrews is really very bad, as it appears in the record that I have before me. However, before receiving this, I ordered that his punishment be commuted to imprisonment and telegraphed. I did this, not for any merit in the case, but because I am trying to evade the killing business lately.

I was elected Captain of Volunteers, a success that gave me more pleasure than any I have had since then.

I was born and have remained [sic]in the most humble areas of life.

I do not have rich or popular relationships to recommend me.

Our oldest son, Bob, has been away from us for almost a year in school, and will be entering Harvard University this month. He promises very well, considering that we never control him very much.

Most governments have relied, practically, on the denial of the equal rights of men through their rights. They said that some men are too ignorant and evil to share the government. Possibly it is so, said us; and, according to his system, he would always keep them ignorant and evil. We set out to give everyone an opportunity; and we hoped that the weaker would become stronger, the wiser ignorant; and everything better, and happier together.

No one has needed favors more than me, and in general, few have been less willing to accept them; but in this case, favoring me, would be an injustice to the public and, therefore, I must apologize for having rejected it.

As for the whiskers, I had never used them, do not you think people would call it a silly affectation if it started now?

General Schurz thinks I was a little angry with my last note for you. If it were, I apologize. If I get up a little bad temper I do not have enough time to continue like this.

Let me assure you that suspicion and jealousy never helped any man in any situation.

I was raised to work in the field.

I find so much material for a conference in those points where I have failed, as in those where I have had moderate success.

You already know that I wish that neither the Father nor the Mother need any consolation, either in health or illness while they live.

It can be affirmed, without extravagance, that the free institutions that we enjoy have developed the powers and improved the condition of all our people, beyond any example in the world.

There is a vague popular belief that lawyers are necessarily dishonest. I say vague, because when we consider to what extent trust and honors rest and are conferred on lawyers by the people, it seems improbable that their impression of dishonesty is very different and vivid. However, the impression is common, almost universal.

The question of tariffs is important, far beyond the mere question of bread and butter. Appropriately addressed, a more complete justice is done for both the lawyer and the client.

You must think I’m an expensive man … Fifteen dollars are enough for work. I send him a receipt for fifteen dollars and I give him a ten dollar bill.

You may have a wen or a cancer on your person and you can not cut it so you do not bleed; but surely it is not a way to insure it, graft it and spread it throughout your body.

By using the strong hand, as it is now forced to do, the government has a difficult duty to perform. In the best case, it will take turns both too little and too much. It can not have any reason for revenge, it has no purpose of simply punishing for punishment. While we must, by all available means, prevent the overthrow of the government, we must avoid planting and cultivating too many thorns in society.

There are so many empty and terrible motivational quotes on the Internet.

Life is hard but very beautiful



The discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you love most.

Nothing in this world is impossible for a willing heart.

A nation that does not honor its heroes will not last long.

The quotes found on the Internet are not always accurate.

You can not build character and courage by eliminating the initiative and independence of people. It can not help people permanently doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

He who represents himself has a fool for a client

I could not sleep when I hunted in that search for an idea until I caught it; … This was a kind of passion with me, and has stayed by my side; because I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, until I have limited it to the north, and limited it to the south, and limited it to the east, and limited it to the west.

There is nothing good in war. Except its end.

Whether you look for the good or look for the bad in a person, you will find it. “A. Lincoln

The best lessons I have learned were at the knees of my mother … Everything that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother angel.

My policy is short and sweet, like the dance of the old woman.

Being president is like the man who was asphalted and feathered and escaped from the city on a railing … A man in the crowd asked how he liked it, and his response was that, if it were not for the honor of the thing, He I would prefer to walk.

I have two great enemies, the Army of the South in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one in my rear is my greatest enemy.

The powers of money take advantage of the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity.

In this era, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With that, nothing can fail; against that, nothing can succeed. Who molds public sentiment is deeper than the one that promulgates the statutes or pronounces judicial decisions.

Later, the most valuable of all the arts will be the art of obtaining a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of ​​the ground. No community where each member possesses art can be a victim of oppression in any of its forms.

The problem with the Internet is that anyone can invent things

Violence begins where knowledge ends.

You can not generate prosperity by discouraging savings. You can not establish solid security in borrowed money. He can not avoid problems spending more than he earns.

The world has never had a good definition of the word freedom, and the American people, right now, are very much in need of one. We all declare for freedom; but by using the same word, we do not all want to say the same …

God is the silent partner in ALL big companies.

Writing is the great invention of the world.

We can only succeed by concert. It is not “can any of us imagine something better?, But can we do better?

Every man has the right to be equal with any other man.

If you want your name to be remembered after your death, do something worth writing or write something worth reading.

I do not know how to help him, except in the safety of someone of mature age and a lot of severe experience, who can not fail, if he determines decisively, that he will not.

You can have what you want if you want it enough. He can be whatever he wants to be, do whatever he sets out to achieve if he maintains that desire with a single purpose.

Why do not you laugh? If I did not laugh, I should die, and you need this medicine as much as I do.

Nothing new here, except my marriage, which for me is a matter of profound wonder.

IF you are going to fight, do not let them convince you to negotiate. But, if you are going to negotiate, do not let them convince you to fight.

Ensuring each worker all the product of their work, or as close as possible, is an object worthy of any good government.

The validity of internet quotes is becoming incomplete today

An assistant asked Abraham Lincoln about the service of the church he had attended. Lincoln responded that the minister was inspired, interesting, well prepared, eloquent and the relevant topic. The assistant said: “So it was good service?” Lincoln replied: “No”. The assistant protested: “But, Mr. President, he said that the minister was inspired, interesting, well prepared, eloquent and that the topic was relevant”. “Yes,” Lincoln replied, “but he did not challenge us to do anything great.

If we exchange a dollar, we both have a dollar each. But if we exchange a good idea, we both have two good thoughts

Because it has been said that everything a man has, he will give for his life; and although all contribute their substance, the soldier puts his life at risk and often gives it up in the cause of his country. The greatest merit, then is due to the soldier.

Never trust online dating

You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality.

Your organization will assume the personality of its main leaders

I never get tired of reading Tom Paine.

The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of the free society.

If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.

No organic law can be framed with a provision specifically applicable to each question that may arise in the practical administration. .. No forecast can be anticipated or any document of reasonable length contains express provisions for all possible questions.

I will always think of myself first … as a hunter.

Laughter is the universal evergreen of life!

I say ‘prove’; If we never try, we will never make it.

I never trusted a man who never smoked or drank.

Work is the superior of capital and deserves much more consideration

Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg.

Nations do not die by invasion; they die of internal rot.

You can have what you want, if you want it enough.

It is not our crenellated crenellations … nor the strength of our gallant and disciplined army. These are not our confidence against the resumption of tyranny in our beautiful land … Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit that considers freedom as the inheritance of all men, in all lands, everywhere.

I will do what I think is right and when I find out what is wrong, I will change it.

When you argue with a fool, make sure the opponent is not doing exactly the same thing.

When I left Springfield [to become president], I asked people to pray for me. I was not a Christian When I buried my son, the most severe trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, there and then I consecrated myself to Christ.

The president is the ice cube of a place in the pot of an indoor plant, providing a constant amount of food during the course of a hot day. A good description of the work and also a fantastic practical family advice.

I … I ran for the Legislature [in 1832]… and I was defeated, the only time people beat me.

I hold that the value of life is to improve one’s condition. Whatever is calculated to improve the condition of the honest and hardworking worker, as long as my judgment allows me to judge what is right, I am in favor of that.

We are under the rule of a system of political institutions, which leads more essentially towards the ends of civil and religious freedom, than any of those told by the history of the past.

I do not deny the possibility that people may make a mistake in an election; but if they do, the real [cure]is in the next election, and not in the betrayal of the chosen person.

But, slavery is good for some people! ! ! As a good thing, slavery is surprisingly peculiar, in this, that it is the only good thing that no man seeks the good of himself.

I can not believe that there is any human being that harms me.

It is to deny, what the history of the world tells us is true, to suppose that ambitious and talented men will not continue to emerge among us. And, when they do, they will naturally seek the satisfaction of their ruling passion, as others did before them.

Reduce the supply of black labor by colonizing the black worker outside the country, and precisely increase the demand and salary of white labor.

Senator Douglas argues, we know, that a man can be, rightly, wiser today than he was yesterday, that he can legitimately change when he is wrong. But can we, for that reason, go ahead and infer that he will make some particular change, from which he himself has given no clues?

Slavery is wrong. If slavery is correct, all the words, acts, laws and constitutions against it are wrong, and must be silenced and eliminated.

The previous story may not be accurate in every detail; but I am sure that it is sufficient for all the uses that I will try to make of it, and in it we have before us the main material that allows us to correctly judge whether the repeal of the Missouri Compromise is correct or incorrect.

The teacher not only governs the slave without his consent, but governs it through a set of rules completely different from those he prescribes. Allow ALL the governed an equal voice in the government, and that, and only that, is self-government.

We will not fail; If we stand firm, we will not fail. Wise advice can be accelerated or mistakes delayed, but sooner or later the victory will surely come.

What constitutes the bulwark of our own freedom and independence?

We can not have free government without elections; and if the rebellion could force us to resign, or postpone a national election, it could be said that it already conquered us and ruined us.

In this problematic world, we are never completely satisfied. When you were here, I thought you were stopping me from attending to an issue; but now, having nothing but business -without variety-, I found it excessively insipid. I hate to sit down and direct documents, and I hate to stay alone in this old room.

Do not interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, because it is the only safeguard of our freedoms. And not only for the Democrats, I make this call, but for all those who love these great and true principles.

Eighty-seven years ago our fathers gave birth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

I am a slow walker, but I never return.

Work is prior and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not existed first. Work is the superior of capital and deserves much more consideration. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right.

No man is good enough to rule another man without that other’s consent.

Stand with anyone who is RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PARTICIPATE with him when he makes a mistake.

The assertion that “all men are created equal” was not of practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the present stormy. The occasion is full of difficulties, and we must get up with the occasion. As our case is new, we must think again and act again. We must unravel ourselves, and then we will save our country.

There is another old poet whose name I do not remember who said: “The truth is the daughter of Time.

To sin for silence when they should protest is a coward for men.

With public feeling, nothing can fail; without that, nothing can succeed. Consequently, the one that molds public sentiment goes deeper than the one that promulgates statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to execute.

You can not build character and courage by eliminating the initiative and independence of a man.

What constitutes the bulwark of our own freedom and independence? It is not … the guns of our warships, nor the strength of our gallant and disciplined army … our confidence is in the love of freedom that God has planted in our breasts …

These capitalists in general act harmoniously and in concert to deprive the people, and now that they have fought with themselves, we are asked to approve the people’s money to resolve the dispute.

If ever this free people, if this government in itself is completely demoralized, will come from this incessant human struggle and struggle for office, which is nothing more than a way of living without work.

A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let it try to force the process, and it can spoil both the fruit and the tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear finally falls into his lap.

I simply tried to do what seemed best every day, as the day came.

The problem with too many people is that they believe that the realm of truth is always within their vision.

Whatever the spiteful fool who says, Every envious and jealous screamer, No woman ever got lost, Without a man to help her

Do not believe everything you read on the internet.

I’m not obligated to win, but I’m bound to be true.

I was born on February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were born in Virginia, from undifferentiated families, second families, maybe I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was from a family by the name of Hanks … My father … moved from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year … It was a wild region, with Many bears and other wild animals still in the forest. There I grew up … Of course, when I turned 18 I did not know much. Still somehow, he could read, write and encrypt … but that was all.

The demon of intemperance seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and generosity.

The judgments of the Lord are true and just completely.

The reputation is like fine china: once it breaks, it is very difficult to repair.

The problem with internet quotes is that you can not always depend on its accuracy

If the world would benefit enormously with a total banishment of all intoxicating beverages, it does not now seem an open question. Three quarters of humanity confess the affirmative with their tongues, and I believe that everyone else recognizes it in their hearts.

The world has never had a good definition of the word freedom

Each blade of grass is a study; and producing two, where there was only one, is both a benefit and a pleasure.

I do not believe that I myself could be taken to support a man for the position, whom I knew to be an open enemy and a scoffer of religion.

I never had a political feeling that did not arise from the feelings embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

According to the “mud threshold” theory, work and education are assumed to be incompatible; and any practical combination of them impossible. According to that theory, a blind horse on a tread is a perfect illustration of what a worker should be: so much the better for being blind, that he could not step out of place, or kick comprehensively. According to this theory, the education of workers is not only useless, but pernicious and dangerous. In fact, in a way, it is considered a disgrace for workers to have heads.

If any personal description of me is considered desirable, it can be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, almost; lean on the flesh, with an average weight of one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with harsh black hair and gray eyes, with no other marks or marks collected.

Man does not live who is more dedicated to peace than me. None that would do more to preserve it.

I think that this government can not stand, permanently half slave and half free.

You must remember that some legally correct things are not morally correct.

I can scarcely believe that the South and the North can live in peace, unless we can get rid of the blacks … I think it would be better to export them to a fertile country with a good climate, which could have to be themselves.

If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would.

I said to myself: “Lincoln, you can never form a lawyer if you do not understand what it means to demonstrate.” So I left my situation in Springfield, went home to my father’s house and stayed there until I could give any proposition in Euclid’s six books at first sight. Then I discovered what it means to “prove” and went back to my law studies.

I never asked for more, nor was I willing to accept less, than for all States, and their people, to take and keep their places and their rights in the Union, in accordance with the Constitution of the United States. Only because of this have I felt authorized to fight; and I’m not looking for more or less now.

If I have a vice and can not call it anymore, I can not say ‘no’.

Killing the dog does not cure the bite.

I have always believed that a good laugh was good for both physical and mental digestion.

Do not fight at all. No man determined to make the most of himself can waste time for personal disputes.

As the problems are new, we must unravel the past.

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after being elected president, what he was going to do with his enemies, he replied: “I will destroy you, I will make you my friends.”

President Lincoln was once criticized for his attitude towards his enemies. “Why are you trying to make friends with them?” asked an associate. “You should try to destroy them.” “Am I not destroying my enemies?” Lincoln answered softly, “when do I make them my friends?”

Our attitude is more honest and more consistent than our words.

Senator [Stephen] Douglas is world-renowned. All the anxious politicians of his party, or those who have been his party for years, have seen him with all certainty, in a day not far away, like the president of the United States. They have seen in their round, jovial and fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships and appointments of cabinets, offices and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting in a wonderful exuberance, ready to be taken by their greedy hands.

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature can not be changed

With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say that I have great respect for the semicolin; he is a small and useful lad

The only security a man can have is the ability to do an extraordinarily good job.

If you want to convince a man about his ideas, first make him his friend.

I know there is a God, and that he hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If he has a place and works for me, and I think he has done it, I think I’m ready.

Whichever woman may join her luck with mine, if she ever did, it is my intention to do everything in my power to make her happy and content; and there is nothing I can imagine that makes me more unhappy than failing in the effort.

I agree with you, Mr. President, that workers are the basis of all governments, for the simple reason that they are more numerous, and as you added that those were the sentiments of the gentlemen present, who represented not only the class work, but citizens of other appeals than those of mechanics, I am happy to agree with you in these sentiments, not only of the native citizens, but also of the Germans and foreigners of other countries.

The commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

We have all heard about Young America. He is the most current youth of the era. Some consider him vain and arrogant; But is not he right to have a fairly broad opinion of himself? Is not he the inventor and the owner of the present, and the only hope of the future?

Do not let any feeling of discouragement catch you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.

When I pulled it out, it was almost frozen and shaking. I was shaking so much that I spilled half a glass of whiskey trying to point it at his mouth. I must have had enough of him in him, though, since it seemed to bring him back to life.

I think that people should fight for what they believe and only for what they believe.

I am fighting to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I’m fighting especially to prevent others from overthrowing him.

Those who are willing to sacrifice freedom for safety will ultimately lose both.

Study the Constitution. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in the legislatures and applied in the courts of justice.

What constitutes the bulwark of our freedom and independence? These are not our crenellated battlements, our bristling seacoasts, our army and our armada. … Our trust is in the love of freedom that God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit that valued freedom as the inheritance of all men in all lands of the world. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism in your own doors. … you have lost the genius of your own independence and you have become the apt subject of the first cunning tyrant who rises up between you.

Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then begged for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

Without Divine help, I can not succeed; with that I can not fail

Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world … that allows us to converse with the dead, the absent and the unborn, in all distances of time and space.





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