Quote of the Day 31d

If a man will stand up and assert, and repeat and re-assert, that two and two do not make four, I know nothing in the power of argument that can stop him.”– Speech at Peoria, October 16, 1854

Quote of the Day 30d

If a man says he knows a thing, then he must show how he knows it.”– Debate at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858

Quote of the Day 29d

I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be ‘the Union as it was.’”– Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862

Quote of the Day 28d

I would like to speak in terms of praise due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the war.”– Response to a Serenade , July 7, 1863

Quote of the Day 27d

I wish you to do nothing merely for revenge, but that what you may do shall be solely done with reference to the security of the future.”– Letter to General William S. Rosecrans, November 19, 1864

Quote of the Day 23d

I surely will not blame them for not doing what I should not know how to do myself.”– Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854

Quote of the Day 24d

I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.”– Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Quote of the Day 22d

I shall do nothing in malice. What I deal with is too vast for malicious dealing.”– Letter to C. Bullitt, July 28, 1862