"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Abraham Lincoln on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Abraham Lincoln on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Abraham Lincoln on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Abraham Lincoln on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Abraham Lincoln on Thomas Paine
"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."