90 Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He was also known as one of the most famous and respected politicians in America who fought for sovereignty, democracy, and rights equality for Americans. He abolished slavery, resulting in the country's economy growing. May these quotes by Abraham Lincoln give you insights from his ideals to improve yourself for a better future.

Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln
1. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln

2. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

4. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

5. “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous.” – Abraham Lincoln

7. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

8. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

9. “I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham Lincoln
Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln
10. “Life is hard but so very beautiful.” – Abraham Lincoln

11. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

13. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” – Abraham Lincoln
Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln
15. “There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln

16. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.” – Abraham Lincoln

17. “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln

19. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln
Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln
20. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln

21. “Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.” – Abraham Lincoln

22. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” – Abraham Lincoln

23. “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

24. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
Famous quotes and sayings by Abraham Lincoln
25. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

26. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” – Abraham Lincoln

27. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “I believe that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.” – Abraham Lincoln

29. “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.” – Abraham Lincoln

30. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

More Abraham Lincoln Quotes

31. “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” – Abraham Lincoln

32. “Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

33. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln

34. “Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” – Abraham Lincoln

35. “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

36. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” – Abraham Lincoln

37. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

38. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

39. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” – Abraham Lincoln

40. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln

41. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

42. “All I have learned, I learned from books.” – Abraham Lincoln

43. “I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” – Abraham Lincoln

44. “Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.” – Abraham Lincoln

45. “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” – Abraham Lincoln

46. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

47. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln

48. “It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.” – Abraham Lincoln

49. “The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln

50. “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” – Abraham Lincoln

51. “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.” – Abraham Lincoln

52. “In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.” – Abraham Lincoln

53. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

54. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln

55. “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.” – Abraham Lincoln

56. “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” – Abraham Lincoln

57. “If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” – Abraham Lincoln

58. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” – Abraham Lincoln

59. “The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

60. “Nothing will divert me from my purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

61. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” – Abraham Lincoln

62. “I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” – Abraham Lincoln

63. “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

64. “Achievement has no color.” – Abraham Lincoln

65. “When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” – Abraham Lincoln

66. “No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln

67. “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

68. “I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” – Abraham Lincoln

69. “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” – Abraham Lincoln

70. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

71. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” – Abraham Lincoln

72. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.” – Abraham Lincoln

73. “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.” – Abraham Lincoln

74. “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

75. “If you would win a man to your cause first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” – Abraham Lincoln

76. “Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” – Abraham Lincoln

77. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.” – Abraham Lincoln

78. “Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.” – Abraham Lincoln

79. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.” – Abraham Lincoln

80. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.” – Abraham Lincoln

81. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln

82. “Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me.” – Abraham Lincoln

83. “A new book is like a friend that I have yet to meet.” – Abraham Lincoln

84. “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” – Abraham Lincoln

85. “A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.” – Abraham Lincoln

86. “I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.” – Abraham Lincoln

87. “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham Lincoln

88. “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.” – Abraham Lincoln

89. “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln

90. “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.” – Abraham Lincoln

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