[seeing Lincoln begin to address the room as news comes in from Wilmington] You're going to tell one of your stories! I can't stand to hear another one of your stories!

Edwin Stanton

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

Trust? Gentlemen, you seem to have forgotten that our chosen career is politics.

Thaddeus Stevens

[responding to a knock at the door] It opens!

Thaddeus Stevens
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I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don't waste that power.

Mary Todd Lincoln

I could write shorter sermons but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop.

Abraham Lincoln

Shall we stop this bleeding?

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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