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.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Profession: President
Nationality: American

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All over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

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

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

For my part, I desire to see the time when education - and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry - shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.

All I have learned, I learned from books.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.