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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

This country with its institutions belongs to the people who inhabit it.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.

I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading today.

A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

He has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
(on General Burnside)

When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

I don't know who my grandfather was, I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

If I had two faces, do you think I'd be wearing this one?
(after being called 'Two-faced')

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.

I will study and prepare myself… and someday my chance will come.

He has a right to criticize who has a heart to help.

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