"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years."
"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."