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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Thaddeus Stevens

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

Abraham Lincoln

Euclid's first common notion is this

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Votes for women?

George Yeaman

Buzzards' guts, man!

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

Don't spend too much money on the flub dubs.

Abraham Lincoln

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Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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The first thing audiences need to know about the latest Steven Spielberg film is that Lincoln is more legislative drama than Great...

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