Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “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
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
    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
  • “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.”
    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 people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
    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
  • “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
  • “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
    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
  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    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
  • “Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
    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 philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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