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The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
You win only if you aren't afraid to lose.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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