"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"I can make more generals, but horses cost money."

Abraham Lincoln

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

Abraham Lincoln

"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."

Abraham Lincoln

"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."

Abraham Lincoln

"I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end."

Abraham Lincoln

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

Abraham Lincoln

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