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.
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 by the light that I
have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with
him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the
truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The
great point is to bring them the real facts.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that
the life in your years.
Most folks are as
happy as they
make up their minds to be.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The
shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will
spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's
If you would win a man to your cause, first
convince him that you are his sincere friend.
I don't like that man. I must get
to know him better.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a
give him power.
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
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.