He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. —Abraham Lincoln
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. —Abraham Lincoln
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. —Abraham Lincoln