When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
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I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
Source: speech re sub-Treasury in House of Representatives, Springfield, IL, Dec. 26, 1839
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government.
Source: Abraham Lincoln, campaign circular from Whig Committee, March 4, 1843.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has.
Source: Speech to One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864
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