Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Abraham Lincoln says...
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Public opinion in this country is everything.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.