Abraham Lincoln Quote
“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
Speech at Cincinnati, Ohio, September 17, 1859
“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.”
According to "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: 1858-1860" (Rutgers University Press, 1953), "tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton speeches [September 1858 speech in Clinton, Illinois] one of Lincoln's most famous utterances..." - Although, according to "They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions" (Oxford University Press, May 18, 1989), there is no substantial evidence to support the attribution.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
“Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles.”
Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856, Collected Works 1:391.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAbraham Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 15, 1865 (aged 56)
Bio: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.