The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Quotations and Addresses
I must run the machine as I find it. I say "try" - if we never try, we shall never succeed.
I must run the machine as I find it.
I say "try" - if we never try, we shall never succeed.
Take all of this book upon reason that you can, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man.
All I ask for the Negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him little let him that little enjoy.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not interfere.
Let us, therefore, study the incidents of this as philosophy-to learn wisdom from them as wrongs to be avenged.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that others consent.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
He who does something at the head of one regiment will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.
A thousand pretenses for not getting along are all nonsense-they deceive nobody but yourself.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
James C. Humes