I do the very best I know how - the very best I can and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.


Abraham Lincoln

896

The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.


Abraham Lincoln

896

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.


Abraham Lincoln

896

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.


Abraham Lincoln

896

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.


Abraham Lincoln

896

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.


Abraham Lincoln

896

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.


Abraham Lincoln

896

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.


Abraham Lincoln

896

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.


Abraham Lincoln

896

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.


Abraham Lincoln

896

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.


Abraham Lincoln

896

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.


Abraham Lincoln

896

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.


Abraham Lincoln

896

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.


Abraham Lincoln

896

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.


Abraham Lincoln

896

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.


Abraham Lincoln

896

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.


Abraham Lincoln

896

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.


Abraham Lincoln

896

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.


Abraham Lincoln

896

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.


Abraham Lincoln

896

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