He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.
The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self-control.
Abraham Lincoln was asked by an aide about the church service he had attended. Lincoln responded that the minister was inspired, interesting, well-prepared, eloquent and the topic relevant. The aide said, Then it was a good service?
Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged....
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.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.