Kerr v. Bushy
Lincoln on Kerry
"He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met."
Lincoln on Bush
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Lincoln on being ugly
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
"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." Abe Lincoln and later Bob Marley
Unfortunately for democracy you only have to fool slightly more than half of the people every four years.
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Lincoln
"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong."
If ever there was an eloquent call for education that's it.
"The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend."
I think he's the original Ghandi. Good advice in the face of the overwhelming partisanship now dividing America.
"No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
Hence the overwhelming content at FactCheck.org
Lincoln on Yogi Berra
"Well, for those who like that sort of thing, I should think it is just about the sort of thing they would like."
On the war on Drugs
"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly."
"With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed."
"Four score and seven years ago"