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Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
- We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
- Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- 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.
- This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
- If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
- It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.
- Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation shall continue to prosper as before.
- I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.
- A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.
- Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.
- We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
- America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- 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.
- 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.
- This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.
- Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles.
- Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition, is yet to be developed.
- 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.
- 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.
- The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
- At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes With Images
I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.
If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
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.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
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.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
Every man’s responsibility is his own responsibility.
Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.
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