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

It's time for me to go. But I would rather stay.

Abraham Lincoln

[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

The greatest measure of the 19th century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America.

Thaddeus Stevens

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

It was right after the revolution, right after peace had been concluded. And Ethan Allen went to London to help our new country conduct its business with the king. The English sneered at how rough we are and rude and simple-minded and on like that, everywhere he went. Til one day he was invited to the townhouse of a great English lord. Dinner was served, beverages imbibed, time passed as happens and Mr. Allen found he needed the privy. He was grateful to be directed to this. Relieved, you might say. Mr. Allen discovered on entering the water closet that the only decoration therein was a portrait of George Washington. Ethan Allen done what he came to do and returned to the drawing room. His host and the others were disappointed when he didn't mention Washington's portrait. And finally his lordship couldn't resist and asked Mr. Allen had he noticed it. The picture of Washington. He had. Well what did he think of its placement? Did it seem appropriately located to Mr. Allen? And Mr. Allen said it did. The host was astounded. "Appropriate? George Washington's likeness in a water closet?" "Yes," said Mr. Allen, "where it will do good service. The world knows nothing will make an Englishman shit quicker than the sight of George Washington." I love that story.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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[on General Grant] My trust in him is marrow deep.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Abolishing slavery by constitutional provisions settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Two votes stand in its way. These votes must be procured.
William Seward: We need two yeses. Three abstentions. Four yeses and one more abstention and the amendment will pass.
Abraham Lincoln: You've got a night and a day and a night; several perfectly good hours! Now get the hell out of here and get them!
James Ashley: Yes. But how?
Abraham Lincoln: Buzzard's guts, man! I am the President of the United States of America! Clothed in immense power! You will procure me these votes.

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