president of the United States from 1861 to 1865
Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes Page 6
To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor, or as nearly as possible, is a worthy object of any good government.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I have never had a policy. I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.
Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
Neither party expected for the war, the magnitude, or the duration, which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease. Each looked for an easier triumph, and a result less fundamental and astounding. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not, that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes.