The ballot is stronger than the bullet.Abraham Lincoln voting elections democracy
The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to coll ect the duties and imposts.Abraham Lincoln presidency: U.S.
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Un ion without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.Abraham Lincoln slavery
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to f inish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.Abraham Lincoln Civil War American