Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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
  • “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
  • “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”
    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
  • “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
    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
  • “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”
    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 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
  • “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 that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”
    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
  • “All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    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
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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