When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the Union shall go on.
I have seen your dispatch expressing your unwillingness to break your hold where you are. Neither am I willing. Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke...
People who have no vices, have very few virtues.
We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?