Abraham Lincoln Quotes
In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.
Biographies, as generally written, are not only misleading but false... In most instances, they commemorate a lie and cheat posterity out of the truth.
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
The people will save their government if the government itself will allow them.
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government - that is despotism.
It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.
When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
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.
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