Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

Date of Birth: February 12, 1809    Date of Death: April 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until he was assassinated in April 1865. He is considered by many to have been the best President. Aside from being credited for leading the North to victory in the U.S. Civil War, his actions and beliefs also led to the emancipation of African-Americans from the bonds of slavery in the United States. Below is a compilation of famous Abraham Lincoln quotes.

Without the assistance of the Divine Being...I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.  ~ 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

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.  ~ 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

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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.  ~ 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.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

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, and beer.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?  ~ Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.  ~ Abraham Lincoln

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