“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
“People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
“I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.
“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
“We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
“He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
“People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
“If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
“The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness.
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