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Inspirational Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

“The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”

– Abraham Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln – 66 Quotes

 

Here is a collection of all the Quotes I could find 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.

 – Abraham Lincoln


 

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

 – Abraham Lincoln


Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

– Abraham Lincoln


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

– Abraham Lincoln


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

– Abraham Lincoln


Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

– Abraham Lincoln


Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


I can make more generals, but horses cost money.

– Abraham Lincoln


I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.

– Abraham Lincoln


I never had a policy I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

– Abraham Lincoln


I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

– Abraham Lincoln


If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

– 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.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

– Abraham Lincoln


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

– Abraham Lincoln


It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

– Abraham Lincoln


Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

– Abraham Lincoln


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.

– Abraham Lincoln


Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

– Abraham Lincoln


Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

– Abraham Lincoln


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

– Abraham Lincoln


No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

– Abraham Lincoln


No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.

– Abraham Lincoln


No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

– Abraham Lincoln


Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

– Abraham Lincoln


Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

– Abraham Lincoln


Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

– Abraham Lincoln


That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

– Abraham Lincoln


The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

– Abraham Lincoln


The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

– Abraham Lincoln


The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

– Abraham Lincoln


The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

– Abraham Lincoln


The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

– Abraham Lincoln


The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

– Abraham Lincoln


There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, ‘Truth is the daughter of Time.’

– 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.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

– Abraham Lincoln


To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

– Abraham Lincoln


We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

– Abraham Lincoln


Whatever you are, be a good one.

– Abraham Lincoln


When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

– Abraham Lincoln


When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

– 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.

– Abraham Lincoln


With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.

– Abraham Lincoln


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

– Abraham Lincoln

 

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