Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil Warits bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy... (wikipedia)
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
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, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.