Abraham Lincoln

Motivational Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln:- Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.

He Was Born in Kentucky, Lincoln grew up on the western frontier in a poor family. Self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois. As a Whig Party leader, he served eight years in the state legislature and two in Congress, then resumed his law practice. He was a leader in building in the West the new Republican Party from Whigs and anti-slavery Democrats. Angered by the success of Democrats in opening the western prairie lands to slavery, he reentered politics in 1854.

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes


“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”-Abraham Lincoln


“A private soldier has as much right to justice as a major-general.”-Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Woman


“A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.”-Abraham Lincoln


“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“As our case is new, we must think and act anew.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Avoid popularity if you would have peace.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”-Abraham Lincoln


“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Don’t swap horses in crossing a stream.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Everybody likes a compliment.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.”-Abraham Lincoln


“How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I am rather inclined to silence.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I can make more generals, but horses cost money.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“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


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


“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I have always been an old-line Henry Clay Whig.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“I have great respect for the semicolon; it is a mighty handy little fellow.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”-Abraham Lincoln


“I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.”-Abraham Lincoln


“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”-Abraham Lincoln


“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.”-Abraham Lincoln


“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”-Abraham Lincoln


“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”-Abraham Lincoln


“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


“If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.”-Abraham Lincoln


“It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Knavery and flattery are blood relations.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Lets 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


“Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families – second families, perhaps I should say.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“Never regret what you don’t write.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


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


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


“No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“Some day I shall be President.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”-Abraham Lincoln


“The point – the power to hurt – of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.”-Abraham Lincoln


“There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, ‘Truth is the daughter of Time.'”-Abraham Lincoln


“There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.”-Abraham Lincoln


“To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.”-Abraham Lincoln


“Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”-Abraham Lincoln


“True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.”-Abraham Lincoln


“We can succeed only by concert. It is not, ‘Can any of us imagine better,’ but, ‘Can we all do better?'”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.”-Abraham Lincoln


“When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.”-Abraham Lincoln


“When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”-Abraham Lincoln


“With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.”-Abraham Lincoln


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


“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”-Abraham Lincoln


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