Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
06/23/1858 In my opinion, neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists. Topics: Slavery, Law
06/25/1858 I was a candidate when the Mexican war broke out – and I then took the ground, which I never varied from, that the Administration had done wrong in getting us into the war, but that the Officers and soldiers who went to the field must be supplied and sustained at all events. Topics: Leadership
06/25/1858 That is one of the things the court can decide but can never give an intelligible reason for. Topics: Slavery, Law, About Dred Scott
06/27/1858 How in God’s name do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune? ... I confess it astonishes me. Topics:
07/01/1858 The leading rule for the Lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day. Topics: Law, Inspirational
07/05/1858 May they [firefighters] extinguish all the bad flames, but keep the flame of patriotism ever burning brightly in the hearts of the ladies. Topics: America
07/10/1858 You don’t know what you are talking about, my friend. I am quite willing to answer any gentleman in the crowd who asks an intelligent question. Topics:
07/10/1858 I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist. Topics: Slavery
07/10/1858 I believe there is no right, and ought to be no inclination in the people of the free States to enter into the slave States, and interfere with the question of slavery at all. I have said that always. Topics: Slavery, Law, Politics
07/17/1858 Who shall say 'I am the superior, and you are the inferior'? Topics: Morality

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