Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
Born: February 12, 1809 – Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: April 15, 1865 (Assassinated)
Profession: 16th President of the United States (Politician) wiki

Abraham Lincoln was a man who grew from humble beginnings to become the 16th President of The United States of America. His role in The Emancipation of slaves in America has cemented him as one of the greatest American Presidents of all time. Lincoln has been memorialized in many states, including  Chicago, Indiana, Washington DC, and South Dakota.

30 Selected Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

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

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

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

5. “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.”

6. “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”

7. “People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

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

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

10. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

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

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

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

14. “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

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

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

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

18. “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.”

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

20. “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.”

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

22. “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.”

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

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

25. “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.”

26. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

27. “You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.”

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

29. “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.”

30. “Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it I never will.”

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