A goal properly set is halfway reached.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
A woman is the only thing that I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.
I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes. (1860)
Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of a man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.