1、Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
2、America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
3、Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
4、Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
5、Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
6、All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
7、In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
8、Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
9、You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
10、Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
11、Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
12、This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
13、A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
14、I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
15、We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
16、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.
17、A house divided against itself cannot stand.
18、Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
19、Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.