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Whatever you are, be a good one.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.


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"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Make picture quote!
"With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die." Make picture quote!
"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." Make picture quote!
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty." Make picture quote!
"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." Make picture quote!
"When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run." Make picture quote!
"When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees." Make picture quote!
"When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say." Make picture quote!
"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself." Make picture quote!
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Make picture quote!
"Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary." Make picture quote!
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." Make picture quote!
"These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one." Make picture quote!
"There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, Truth is the daughter of Time." Make picture quote!
"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him." Make picture quote!
"The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed." Make picture quote!
"We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it." Make picture quote!
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person." Make picture quote!
"The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them." Make picture quote!
"The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions." Make picture quote!
"The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them." Make picture quote!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew." Make picture quote!
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." Make picture quote!
"With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed." Make picture quote!
"Knavery and flattery are blood relations." Make picture quote!
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." Make picture quote!
"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built." Make picture quote!
"Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory." Make picture quote!
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Make picture quote!
"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth." Make picture quote!
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Make picture quote!
"If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it." Make picture quote!
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." Make picture quote!
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Make picture quote!
"In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong." Make picture quote!
"Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this." Make picture quote!
"If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg." Make picture quote!
"Public opinion in this country is everything." Make picture quote!
"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee." Make picture quote!
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance." Make picture quote!
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem." Make picture quote!
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" Make picture quote!
"If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business." Make picture quote!
"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax." Make picture quote!
"I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back." Make picture quote!
"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality." Make picture quote!
"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough." Make picture quote!
"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." Make picture quote!
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence." Make picture quote!
"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." Make picture quote!
"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend." Make picture quote!
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." Make picture quote!
"The ballot is stronger than the bullet." Make picture quote!
"The assertion that all men are created equal was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use." Make picture quote!
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors." Make picture quote!
"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." Make picture quote!
"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar." Make picture quote!
"Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong." Make picture quote!
"Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything." Make picture quote!
"Some day I shall be President." Make picture quote!
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Make picture quote!
"Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar." Make picture quote!
"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed." Make picture quote!
"I will prepare and some day my chance will come." Make picture quote!
"People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be." Make picture quote!
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens." Make picture quote!
"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent." Make picture quote!
"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well." Make picture quote!
"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy." Make picture quote!
"Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old." Make picture quote!
"I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known." Make picture quote!
"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties." Make picture quote!
"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." Make picture quote!
"Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow." Make picture quote!
"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them." Make picture quote!
"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Make picture quote!
"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all." Make picture quote!
"Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets." Make picture quote!
"Everybody likes a compliment." Make picture quote!
"As our case is new, we must think and act anew." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world." Make picture quote!
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." Make picture quote!
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" Make picture quote!
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." Make picture quote!
"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure." Make picture quote!
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Make picture quote!
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind." Make picture quote!
"A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me." Make picture quote!
"A house divided against itself cannot stand." Make picture quote!
"A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have." Make picture quote!
"Avoid popularity if you would have peace." Make picture quote!
"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." Make picture quote!
"I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow." Make picture quote!
"I walk slowly, but I never walk backward." Make picture quote!
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." Make picture quote!
"I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day." Make picture quote!
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him." Make picture quote!
"I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause." Make picture quote!
"I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice." Make picture quote!
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." Make picture quote!
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Make picture quote!
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." Make picture quote!
"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends." Make picture quote!
"I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me." Make picture quote!
"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help." Make picture quote!
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." Make picture quote!
"God must love the common man, he made so many of them." Make picture quote!
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." Make picture quote!
"Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth." Make picture quote!
"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." Make picture quote!
"He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make." Make picture quote!
"Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible." Make picture quote!
"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." Make picture quote!
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." Make picture quote!
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." Make picture quote!
"I can make more generals, but horses cost money." Make picture quote!
"I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him." Make picture quote!
"Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing." Make picture quote!
"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them" Make picture quote!
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Make picture quote!
"Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of others, you have lost the genius of your own independence and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises among you. " Make picture quote!
"Find out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case, if it will get the same results. - in reply to comments about General Grant's drinking problems" Make picture quote!
"I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down..." Make picture quote!
"If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference." Make picture quote!
"Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it." Make picture quote!
"Lets have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it." Make picture quote!
"Most of us are just as happy as we make up our minds to be. " Make picture quote!
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Make picture quote!
"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." Make picture quote!
"We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart." Make picture quote!
"We must ask where we are and whither we are tending." Make picture quote!
"We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot" Make picture quote!
"You can fool some of the people some of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." Make picture quote!
"Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." Make picture quote!




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