Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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
  • “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.”
    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
  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    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
  • “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
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
    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
  • “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
  • “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”
    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
  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
    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
  • “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

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