Quote of the Day 21d

I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause.” – Letter to C.D. Robinson, August 17, 1864

Quote of the Day 20d

I say ‘try;’ if we never try, we shall never succeed.”– Letter to George B. McClellan, October 13, 1862

Quote of the Day 19d

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.”– Letter to Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864

Quote of the Day 18d

I planted myself upon the truth, and the truth only, so, as far I knew it, or could be brought to know it.”– Speech at Springfield, July 17, 1858

Quote of the Day 17d

I made a point of honor and conscience in all things to stick to my word, especially if others had been inducted to act upon it.”– Letter to Mrs. Eliza Browning, April 1, 1838

Quote of the Day 16d

I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.”– Letter to George Latham, July 22, 1860

Quote of the Day 15d

I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind; and therefore, I will simply say that I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.”– Address at Cincinnati, February 12, 1861

Quote of the Day 14d

I hold, that in contemplation of universal law, and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is perpetual.”– First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861

Quote of the Day 13d

I hold if the Almighty had ever made a set of men that should do all the eating and none of the work, he would have made them with mouths only and no hands, and if he had ever made another class that he had intended should do all the work and none of the… Continue reading Quote of the Day 13d

Quote of the Day 12d

I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.”– Remarks at Painesville, Ohio, February 16, 1861