Seward can't do it; you must. Because if you fail to acquire the necessary votes, woe unto you, sir. You will answer to me.

Mary Todd Lincoln

You think I'm ignorant of what you're up to because you haven't discussed this scheme with me as you ought to have done? When have I ever been so easily bamboozled? I believe you when you insist that amending the Constitution and abolishing slavery will end this war. And since you're sending my son into the war, woe to you if you fail to pass the amendment.

Mary Todd Lincoln

No one has ever lived who knows better than you the proper placement of footfalls on treacherous paths.

Mary Todd Lincoln

Buzzards' guts, man!

Abraham Lincoln

Votes for women?

George Yeaman

[to Ulysses S. Grant] Each of us has made it possible for the other to do terrible things.

Abraham Lincoln

Euclid's first common notion is this

Abraham Lincoln

Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into?

Abraham Lincoln

I wish He had chosen an instrument more wieldy than the House of Representatives.

Abraham Lincoln

The most liberating constitutional amendment in history, passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America.

Thaddeus Stevens

[Lincoln quoting Falstaff from Shakespeare's "King Henry the Fourth"] We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow.

Abraham Lincoln

Retain, even in opposition, your capacity for astonishment.

Thaddeus Stevens

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