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I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
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.
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.
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.
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 do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
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.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Public opinion in this country is everything.
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
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.
Some day I shall be President.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
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