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.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln — quotes and aphorisms
I do the very best I know how — the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
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.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.