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I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously, and in concert, to fleece the people, and now, that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
My father... removed from Kentucky to... Indiana, in my eighth year... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up... Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher... but that was all.
All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was a tall, well-spoken, self-taught lawyer who freed the slaves. He was known as...
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