If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
Writing is the great invention of the world.
A house divided cannot stand.
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander
If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.
If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.
The best way to predict your future is to create it
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
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.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool then to speak out and remove all doubt.
I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.