He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man's heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.
He whose wisdom surpasses that of all philosophers, has declared that 'a house divided against itself cannot stand.
Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.
I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me.