All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.
You can make any quote sound meaningful by putting a famous person's name after it.
Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.
You can't make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
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.