Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.— Abraham Lincoln
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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.
America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.
It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
If you trust, you will be disappointed occasionally, but if you mistrust, you will be miserable all the time.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
You cannot fail unless you quit.
You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Be sure you put your feet int he right place, than stand firm.
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.
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people.
As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.
All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Nothing is stronger than gentleness.
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.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it's the only thing.
Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.
Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.