All I have learned, I learned from books.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Profession: President
Nationality: American


All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln

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We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it overrule this.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.

Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature, opposition to it in his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism, and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

It is not in our forming battlements or bristling seacoasts, or our Army and Navy that makes America great - but rather our reliance in the law of liberty and the religious law God has planted in us.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it.