July 30, 1863
As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.