Abraham Lincoln: I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!
Abraham Lincoln: I could write shorter sermons, but when I get started I'm too lazy to stop.
Thaddeus Stevens: Retain, even in opposition, your capacity for astonishment.
Thaddeus Stevens: The greatest measure of the 19th century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America.
Abraham Lincoln: Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into?
Abraham Lincoln: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Thaddeus Stevens: Trust? Gentlemen, you seem to have forgotten that our chosen career is politics.
Mary Todd Lincoln: Seward can't do it; you must. Because if you fail to acquire the necessary votes, woe unto you, sir. You will answer to me.
Mary Todd Lincoln: No one is loved as much as you by the people. Don't waste that power.