"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it."
"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."
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
"Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality."
"People who know there is a god and people who know there isn't live in exactly the same world. Same number of hours in the day, same weather, same football results. They both love their children and die of the same diseases."
"People who don't believe in God are no happier than people who do, and those who do believe are no nicer than those who don't."
"The real question is: if you knew there was a god, would you behave any differently? And if the answer is yes, then perhaps you should assume there is."
"The answer is that if God exists, he doesn't seem to mind if you believe in him or not."