Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

The legitimate object of government is ‘to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they can not, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, for themselves’.   Abraham Lincoln, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P....
Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? How can any one who abhors the oppression of negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that...
Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct...
Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

Quote of the Week – Abraham Lincoln

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. Abraham Lincoln, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois (January 27, 1838), p....