150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. He succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy. Lincoln was born into poverty in a log cabin and was raised on the frontier primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. In 1849 he returned to his law practice but became vexed by the opening of additional lands to slavery as a result of the Kansas–Nebraska Act. He re-entered politics in 1854, becoming a leader in the new Republican Party, and he reached a national audience in the 1858 debates against Stephen Douglas. Lincoln ran for President in 1860, sweeping the North in victory. Pro-slavery elements in the South equated his success with the North’s rejection of their right to practice slavery, and southern states began seceding from the union. To secure its independence, the new Confederate States fired on Fort Sumter, a U.S. fort in the South, and Lincoln called up forces to suppress the rebellion and restore the Union. Lincoln is remembered as the United States’ martyr hero, and he is consistently ranked as the greatest U.S. president in history. We bring you the compilation of the best Abraham Lincoln Quotes, hope you like it.

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150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.— Abraham Lincoln

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. -Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.— Abraham Lincoln

Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other   The prayers of both could not be answeredthat of neither has

With the catching ends the pleasures of the chase. -Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end … I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. -Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. –      Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may and must be flexible. -Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe— Abraham Lincoln

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people. -Abraham Lincoln

and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people… until wealth is aggregated in a  few hands    and the Republic is

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run. -Abraham Lincoln

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory. -Abraham Lincoln

Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence? -Abraham Lincoln

I feel like the man who was tarred and feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. To the man who asked how he liked it he said: ‘If it wasn’t for the honour of the thing, I’d rather walk.’ -Abraham Lincoln

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run— Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln

Corporations have been enthroned         An era of corruption in high places will follow

destroyed.— Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. -Abraham Lincoln

Let us 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

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

But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. -Abraham Lincoln

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.— Abraham Lincoln

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the last generation. -Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. -Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

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

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. -Abraham Lincoln

… That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom. -Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal…We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.— Abraham Lincoln

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. -Abraham Lincoln

No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention.— 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

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day. -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 excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.— Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. -Abraham Lincoln

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.— 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

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warmblooded to fall into this vice.— Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.— Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. -Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.— Abraham Lincoln

We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land,  will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.— Abraham Lincoln

‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.— Abraham Lincoln

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The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.— 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

This struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions. -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

I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if, at the end … I have lost every friend on earth, I shall have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me. -Abraham Lincoln

We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.— Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

Neither Heaven nor Hell. It is simply Purgatory— Abraham Lincoln

If they do kill me, I shall never die another death. -Abraham Lincoln

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

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing.— Abraham Lincoln

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.— Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.— Abraham Lincoln

I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.— Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.— Abraham Lincoln

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -Abraham Lincoln

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. -Abraham Lincoln

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.— Abraham Lincoln

If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time, or die by suicide.— Abraham Lincoln

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. -Abraham Lincoln

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.— Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of Ewer, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at 1st have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. -Abraham Lincoln

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. -Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all… Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better… And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again.— Abraham Lincoln

While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years. -Abraham Lincoln

of corruption in high places will follow, and the moneypower of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.Unknown, Often attributed to — Abraham Lincoln

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the last generation. -Abraham Lincoln

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.— Abraham Lincoln

I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays. -Abraham Lincoln

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. -Abraham Lincoln

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.— Abraham Lincoln

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With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.— Abraham Lincoln

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

The provision of the Constitution giving the warmaking power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been  involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be   the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.— Abraham Lincoln

Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under  a just God, cannot long retain it.— Abraham Lincoln

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.— Abraham Lincoln

My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.— Abraham Lincoln

Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean  to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.— Abraham Lincoln

God must have loved the plain people: He made so many of them. -Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.— Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy; but, my friend, these I reckon will give you a good lift. -Abraham Lincoln

been answered fully.— Abraham Lincoln

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.— Abraham Lincoln

Let us 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

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. -Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.— 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. We must disenthrall ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln

Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy. Maybe there are other things your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these I reckon will give you a good life.-Abraham Lincoln

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.— Abraham Lincoln

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I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day. -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 their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. -Abraham Lincoln

Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice. -Abraham Lincoln

Find out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case, if it will get the same results.  in reply to comments about General Grant’s drinking problems— Abraham Lincoln

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. -Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.— Abraham Lincoln

If I were twofaced, would I be wearing this one?— Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.— Abraham Lincoln

Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office. -Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system  respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as  a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.— Abraham Lincoln

If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it.— Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight there always seem to be plenty of Kittens.— Abraham Lincoln, On Marriage

With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.— Abraham Lincoln

That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. -Abraham Lincoln

Let us 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

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

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.— Abraham Lincoln, letter to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, July

Whatever you are, be a good one.— Abraham Lincoln

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.— Abraham Lincoln

I do not believe the Union will disolve, I believe it will become all one thing, or all the other.— Abraham Lincoln, A House Divided

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.— Abraham Lincoln

Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. -Abraham Lincoln

What is conservativism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?— Abraham Lincoln

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.-Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing. -Abraham Lincoln

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.— Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

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

If you don’t want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a while. Yours respectfully. -Abraham Lincoln

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

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.— Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.— Abraham Lincoln

When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that ‘a drop of   honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.’ So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of  the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.— Abraham Lincoln

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him— Abraham Lincoln

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I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. -Abraham Lincoln

Seriously, I do not think I am fit for the presidency. -Abraham Lincoln

I sincerely wish war was a pleasanter and easier business than it is, but it does not admit of holidays. -Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.- Abraham Lincoln

Every man over forty is responsible for his face. -Abraham Lincoln

Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meannesses for the public good. -Abraham Lincoln

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

Most folk are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the latest generation. – Abraham Lincoln

What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried? -Abraham Lincoln

The Lord prefers commonlooking people. That is why he makes so many of them.— Abraham Lincoln

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.— 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

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and under a just God cannot long retain it. -Abraham Lincoln

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas better than any man I ever met. (referring to a lawyer)— Abraham Lincoln

If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.— 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. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. -Abraham Lincoln

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country         Corporations have been enthroned, an era

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand believe this government cannot endure permanently half- slave and half-free. -Abraham Lincoln

“We trust, Sir, that God is on our side.” “It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.” -Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticise, who has a heart to help. – Abraham Lincoln

I don’t know who my grandfather was I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.— Abraham Lincoln

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

150+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes to lear lessons for life

I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.— Abraham Lincoln

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

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run. -Abraham Lincoln

…and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth.— Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

When I do good, I feel good when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.— Abraham Lincoln

The ballot is stronger than the bullet. -Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them— Abraham Lincoln

I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.— Abraham Lincoln

Hypocrite The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.— Abraham Lincoln

The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the last generation. -Abraham Lincoln

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You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government; while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend” it. -Abraham Lincoln

…Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.— Abraham Lincoln

It is my pleasure that my children are free and happy, and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. -Abraham Lincoln

We trust, sir, that God is on our side. It is more important to know that we are on God’s side.-           Abraham Lincoln

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.— Abraham Lincoln

I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be new views. -Abraham Lincoln

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do for themselves, in their separate and individual capacities. -Abraham Lincoln


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