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With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
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The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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.
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
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.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
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