Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    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
  • “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 best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
    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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”
    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
  • “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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