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We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution.

We cannot but believe that He who made the world still governs it.

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. No - when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

With all the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.

With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase.

My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

There was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

We cannot escape history.

There is not a more fatal error to young lawyers than relying too much on speechmaking. If any one, upon his rare powers of speaking, shall claim an exemption from the drudgery of the law, his case is a failure in advance.

As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.

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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea. But if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

A friend is one who has the same enemies you have.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.

In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book.

I walk slowly but never backwards.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

People will believe anything they read on the internet.

Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why He makes so many of them.

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

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.

Whatever you are, be a good one.
(also attributed to William Makepeace Thackeray)

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.

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