Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln (16th president of US (1809 – 1865))

  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “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.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “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.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
    by 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.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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