"As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy."

Abraham Lincoln

"As our case is new, we must think and act anew."

Abraham Lincoln

"Avoid popularity if you would have peace."

Abraham Lincoln

"Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets."

Abraham Lincoln

"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

Abraham Lincoln

"Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all."

Abraham Lincoln

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

Abraham Lincoln

"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

Abraham Lincoln

"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

Abraham Lincoln

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