Abraham Lincoln Quotes

We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. annual message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 537, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
You already know I desire that neither Father or Mother shall be in want of any comfort either in health or sickness while they live.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to John D. Johnston, Jan. 12, 1851. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 96, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
Understanding the spirit of our institutions to aim at the elevation of man, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Letter to Theodore Canisius, May 17, 1859. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 380, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).