I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races - I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
I can not deny that all may be swept away. Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it I never will. The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause that we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.
A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.
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.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.