Abraham Lincoln Quotes.
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.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision.
It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
I have always been an old-line Henry Clay Whig.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
If you have never failed you have never lived.
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in that we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.