The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.