Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.
You can't escape tomorrow's responsibilities by evading it today.
Four score 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.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we mustrise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer's avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semi-colon; it's a useful little chap.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.
Fourscore and seven years ago...