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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.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
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 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.
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 was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
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