Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Discover timeless wisdom and inspiration with our collection of Abraham Lincoln quotes. Immerse yourself in the profound words of the 16th President of the United States, known for his eloquence and leadership during a pivotal period in American history. Lincoln’s quotes on freedom, equality, and democracy continue to resonate today, offering guidance and insight for modern challenges.

Explore his thoughts on leadership, perseverance, and the enduring pursuit of a more perfect union. Whether you seek motivation for personal growth, historical insights, or poignant reflections on life’s complexities, Abraham Lincoln’s quotes provide a rich tapestry of wisdom.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”

By 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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes in English

Abraham Lincoln Quotes in English

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Everybody likes a compliment.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By 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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I would rather be defeated with this principle than to be victorious without it.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The struggle of today, is not altogether for today – it is for a vast future also.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Someday I shall be President.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

By 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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Have you faith that justice is ultimately going to prevail?”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“My Great Concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Some day I shall be president.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, 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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“I am not concerned that you have fallen – I am concerned that you arise.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The people when rightly and fully trusted will return the trust.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“I have found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“Knavery and flattery are blood relations.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.”

By 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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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

By Abraham Lincoln

“The people themselves, and not their servants, ambassadors, or agents, are to be considered as really interested.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”

By Abraham Lincoln

“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.”

By Abraham Lincoln

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