Let each one of us say, ‘I am an American. I intend to stay an American. I will do my best to wipe from my heart hate, rancor and political prejudice. I will sustain my government. And, through good days or bad, I will try to serve my country.’
It is forbidden to go east, but I have gone, forbidden to go on the great river, but I am there. Open your hearts, you spirits, and hear my song.
Trouble with women. Can’t do any art and be married if you’re in love with your wife.
It is hard to put aside partisanship. It is hard to give up the easy wisecracking jeer that divides and destroys. It is hard – very hard – to have worked sincerely and wholeheartedly for a cause and to have lost. Most of all, it is hard to put aside personal prejudices. And yet we must put these things aside.
You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty good country – until next election.
Dreaming men are haunted men.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Treat a boy like a fool and he’ll act like a fool, I say, but there’s some folks need convincing.
Truth is a hard deer to hunt. If you eat too much truth at once, you may die of the truth.
We cannot be a house divided – divided in will, divided in interest, divided in soul. We cannot be a house divided and live.