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"As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you." -
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Top 5 quotes from Abraham Lincoln
"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
"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."
"No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens."
"I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lords side."
Top 5 quotes from Presidency
"I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to."
"I think the American public wants a solemn ass as a President, and I think I'll go along with them."
"PRESIDENCY, n. The greased pig in the field game of American politics."
"A President either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a single moment."
"PRESIDENT, n. The leading figure in a small group of men of whom and of whom only it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for President."