Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Quotations

Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Quotations

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
– Abraham Lincoln | Ability and Achievement Quotes

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the latest generation.
– Abraham Lincoln | Adversity Quotes

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
– Abraham Lincoln | Advertising Quotes

If you don’t want to use the army, I should like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully,
– Abraham Lincoln | America and Americans Quotes

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
– Abraham Lincoln | Critics and Criticism Quotes

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
– Abraham Lincoln | Democracy Quotes

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
– Abraham Lincoln | Family and Ancestry Quotes

With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.
– Abraham Lincoln | The Future Quotes

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
– Abraham Lincoln | Goals and Ambition Quotes

We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.
– Abraham Lincoln | God Quotes

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

While the people retain their virtue and vigilence, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

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. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do for themselves, in their separate and individual capacities.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

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. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government and Rule Quotes

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
– Abraham Lincoln | History and Historians Quotes

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.
– Abraham Lincoln | History and Historians Quotes

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory.
– Abraham Lincoln | Marriage Quotes

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. We must disenthrall ourselves.
– Abraham Lincoln | Originality Quotes

Every man over forty is responsible for his face.
– Abraham Lincoln | Personal Appearance Quotes

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.
– Abraham Lincoln | Politicians Quotes

Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meannesses for the public good.
– Abraham Lincoln | Politics Quotes

Seriously, I do not think I am fit for the presidency.
– Abraham Lincoln | The Presidency Quotes

I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked how he liked it he said: ‘If it wasn’t for the honour of the thing, I’d rather walk.’
– Abraham Lincoln | The Presidency Quotes

I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if, at the end … I have lost every friend on earth, I shall have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
– Abraham Lincoln | The Presidency Quotes

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.
– Abraham Lincoln | Quips and Comments Quotes

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
– Abraham Lincoln | Women Quotes

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln | Happiness Quotes

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy; but, my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift.
– Abraham Lincoln | Happiness Quotes

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.
– Abraham Lincoln | Acceptance Quotes

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end … 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.
– Abraham Lincoln | Friendship Quotes

Without the assistance of the Divine Being … I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.
– Abraham Lincoln | God Quotes

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.
– Abraham Lincoln | Prayer Quotes

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln | Self-Reliance Quotes

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.
– Abraham Lincoln | The Past Quotes

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
– Abraham Lincoln | The Future Quotes

If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.
– Abraham Lincoln | Positive Quotes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
– Abraham Lincoln | Enthusiasm Quotes

That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
– Abraham Lincoln | Role Models Quotes

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 new views.
– Abraham Lincoln | Creating Positive Change Quotes

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
– Abraham Lincoln | Motivation Quotes

I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays.
– Abraham Lincoln | Realistic Expectations Quotes

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
– Abraham Lincoln | Goals Quotes

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.
– Abraham Lincoln | Risks Quotes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
– Abraham Lincoln | Success Quotes

With the catching ends the pleasures of the chase.
– Abraham Lincoln | Success Quotes

Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
– Abraham Lincoln | Commitment Quotes

I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays.
– Abraham Lincoln | Commitment and Belief Quotes

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 up to what light I have.
– Abraham Lincoln | Action Quotes

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
– Abraham Lincoln | Action Quotes

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
– Abraham Lincoln | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
– Abraham Lincoln | No pressure, no diamonds. Quotes

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.
– Abraham Lincoln | Failures and Mistakes Quotes

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.
– Abraham Lincoln | Adversity Quotes

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.
– Abraham Lincoln | Worthy Victories Quotes

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
– Abraham Lincoln | Events Quotes

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.
– Abraham Lincoln | Events Quotes

It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.
– Abraham Lincoln | Family Quotes

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good life.
– Abraham Lincoln | Lighten up Quotes

I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln | Lighten up Quotes

Most folk are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln | Happiness Quotes

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
– Abraham Lincoln | Capital and Labor Quotes

What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?
– Abraham Lincoln | Conservatism Quotes

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
– Abraham Lincoln | Deception Quotes

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
– Abraham Lincoln | Democracy Quotes

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 | Duty Quotes

Fourscore 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.
– Abraham Lincoln | Equality Quotes

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 | Faith Quotes

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
– Abraham Lincoln | Force Quotes

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and under a just God cannot long retain it.
– Abraham Lincoln | Cowardice Quotes

… That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.
– Abraham Lincoln | Cowardice Quotes

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of Ewer, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at st have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
– Abraham Lincoln | Friends Quotes

“We trust, Sir, that God is on our side.” “It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.”
– Abraham Lincoln | Glory Quotes

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government Quotes

A house divided against itself cannot stand – I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free.
– Abraham Lincoln | Government Quotes

All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
– Abraham Lincoln | Mother Quotes

You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government; while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend” it.
– Abraham Lincoln | Oath Quotes

This struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions.
– Abraham Lincoln | Office Quotes

Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.
– Abraham Lincoln | Opinion Quotes

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, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
– Abraham Lincoln | People Quotes

God must have loved the plain people: He made so many of them.
– Abraham Lincoln | People Quotes

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
– Abraham Lincoln | People Quotes

Important principles may and must be flexible.
– Abraham Lincoln | Principle Quotes

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 or overthrow it.
– Abraham Lincoln | Revolution Quotes

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 | Right Quotes

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
– Abraham Lincoln | Slavery Quotes

But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract.
– Abraham Lincoln | Soldier Quotes

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
– Abraham Lincoln | War Quotes

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