1. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
2. Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
3. Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
4. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of US, (1809 – 1865)