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
Quote by Abraham Lincoln
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is...
Important principles may and must be inflexible.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could...
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please...
It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the...
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No,...
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not...
It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance...
You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
I fear you do not fully comprehend the danger of abridging the liberties of the...
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition
It is my ambition and desire to so administer the affairs of the government while...
Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail
A lawyer's time and advice are his stock in trade.
An exceptionally knowledgeable person with his deep knowledge of wide ranging subjects has the capability...
As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or...