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Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
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.
The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
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.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
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.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
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