The ideologies of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
The occasion is piled high with hardship, and we must rise with the occasion.
As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
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.
Constantly bear in mind that your resolution to fulfil is more important than any other.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.