Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life — Abraham Lincoln in 1862
I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of and scoffer at religion — Abraham Lincoln
Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done today — Abraham Lincoln
A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones — Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing — Abraham Lincoln
We should perpetuate for our children’s children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives — Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln boys’ Christmas toys were likely purchased at Stuntz’s on New York Avenue, where Tad loved to go with his father.
An artist painted this depiction of the toy store in 1863 and some people say the barely visible figure inside is intended to be President Lincoln.
Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it — Abraham LIncoln
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed — Abraham Lincoln’s first political announcement in March 1832
Every blade of grass is a study, and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure — Abraham Lincoln addressing the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society