The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States - old as well as new - North as well as South.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man down; and they will succeed, too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its true channel to brood over the attempted injury.
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.
He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
It has so happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others have, without labor, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits.