Benjamin Lincoln was a distinguished American army officer who served as a Major General in the Continental Army during the ‘American Revolutionary War’. He left the life of riches and repose and committed his life to the service of his country. He gave his life to serve his country and state throughout his life. He had also been a part of ‘Battle of White Plains’, ‘Siege Of Charleston’, ‘Boston Campaign’ and ‘Battle Of Bound Brook’. We have made a corpus of famous thoughts, words, opinions and views by Benjamin Lincoln which are still quoted as quotable quotes. Presenting famous quotes and sayings by Benjamin Lincoln.
I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).
'A living dog is better than a dead lion.' Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don't care anything about it.
Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved - I do not expect the house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
By what principle of original right is it that one-fiftieth or one-ninetieth of a great nation, by calling themselves a State, have the right to break up and ruin that nation as a matter of original principle?
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people; and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.