Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man's character - give him power.
Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tired on him personally.
Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Our cause, then, must be intrusted to, and conducted by, its own undoubted friends-those whose hands are free, whose hearts are in the work-who do care for the result. Two years ago the Republicans of the nation mustered over thirteen hundred thousand strong. We did this under the single impulse of resistance to a common danger, with every external circumstance against us. Of strange, discordant, and even, hostile elements, we gathered from the four winds, and formed and fought the battle through, under the constant hot fire of a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy. Did we brave all then to falter now?-now when that same enemy is wavering, dissevered, and belligerent? The result is not doubtful. We shall not fail-if we stand firm, we shall not fail. Wise councils may accelerate or mistakes delay it, but, sooner or later, the victory is sure to come
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift