Born: February 12, 1809
Birthplace: Hardin County, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Died: April 15, 1865
Occupation: Head of State
Profile: The 16th President of the United States (1861-1865).
Number of Quotes: 14
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
His argument is as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had been starved to death.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
In regards to this great Book (the Bible), I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man's welfare, here and hereafter, are found portrayed in it.
It has been said of the world's history hitherto that might makes right. It is for us and for our time to reverse the maxim, and to say that right makes might.
Most folks are about 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 matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. He who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or decisions possible or impossible to execute.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
They won't think anything about it.