“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right”
"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?"
"In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book."
“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God"
"Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
“God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way"“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess"
"Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty"
"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
"The only assurance of our nation's safety is to lay our foundation in morality and religion."
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."