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A house divided against itself cannot stand.

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

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