Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
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.
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.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
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.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
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.
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.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.