If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
Illinois surpasses every other spot of equal extent upon the face of the globe in fertility of soil and in the proportionable amount of the same which is sufficiently level for actual cultivation.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
I am growing old enough not to care much for the MANNER of doing things.
I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.