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

[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

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