Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power

I spend one third of my time figuring out what I am going to say and two thirds of my time thinking what the other fellow is going to say

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be

Only those generals who gain successes can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship

Lincoln