80 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Will Inspire You

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80 Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes

1. “And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.” – Abraham Lincoln

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2. “Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.” – Abraham Lincoln

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3. “What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.” – Abraham Lincoln

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4. “I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.” – Abraham Lincoln

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5. “I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.” – Abraham Lincoln

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6. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

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7. “The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity.” – Abraham Lincoln

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8. “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

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9. “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

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

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11. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

14. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” – Abraham Lincoln

15. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

17. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

21. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

22. “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

23. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

24. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

27. “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

34. “A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.” – Abraham Lincoln

35. “For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like.” – Abraham Lincoln

36. “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

37. “I have a congenital aversion to failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

38.“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.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

41. “The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

42. “All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy.” – Abraham Lincoln

43. “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.” – Abraham Lincoln

44. “No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle–the sheet anchor of American republicanism.” – Abraham Lincoln

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45. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

46. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

48. “I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.” – Abraham Lincoln

49. “The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man’s course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle.” –  Abraham Lincoln

50. “What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?” – Abraham Lincoln

51. “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

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

53. “I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.” – Abraham Lincoln

54. “My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh—anything but work.” – Abraham Lincoln

55. “If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss.” – Abraham Lincoln

56. “I distrust the wisdom if not the sincerity of friends who would hold my hands while my enemies stab me.” – Abraham Lincoln

57. “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

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

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

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

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

62. “I will prepare and someday my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln

63. “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

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

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

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

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

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

69. “Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.” –  Abraham Lincoln

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

71. “If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

73. “Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.” – Abraham Lincoln

74. “I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men everywhere could be free.” – Abraham Lincoln

75. “In very truth he was, the noblest work of God an honest man.” – Abraham Lincoln

76. “In law it is a good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you can not.” – Abraham Lincoln

77. “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

78. “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

80. “Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.” – Abraham Lincoln

81. “I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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