| With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
| It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
| A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
| When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
| I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
| I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
| 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 way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
| Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
| I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
| You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
| Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
| 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.
| No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
| Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
| I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
| When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
| Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
| If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
| He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.