Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
    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
  • “I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”
    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
  • “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    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
  • “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
    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
  • “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
    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
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
    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
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
    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 is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
    by Abraham Lincoln

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