"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Abraham Lincoln on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Abraham Lincoln on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Abraham Lincoln on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Abraham Lincoln on Malcolm X
"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."Abraham Lincoln on Jackie Robinson
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."
"The things I want to know are in books my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."