Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The assertion that “all men are created equal” was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.”
    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
  • “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “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.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    by 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.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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