Abraham Lincoln Quotes (A Great leader and Orator)

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Abraham Lincoln quotes. He was one of the most influential presidents in American history. He was known for his wisdom and his quotes are still relevant today.

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Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Kentucky. He was the 16th president of the United States, serving from 1861 to 1865. Lincoln is best known for leading the country through the American Civil War and for his abolitionist views. He was assassinated in 1865.

In 1860, Lincoln was nominated as the Republican candidate for president. He ran against Democrat Stephen Douglas.  He  won the election and became the 16th president of the United States.

Lincoln was a great president. He led the country through the Civil War and freed the slaves. He also helped to rebuild the country after the war. He  was assassinated on April 14th, 1865, and is now considered one of the greatest presidents in American history.

Here are some of my favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes:

80 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

  1. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

2. “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.”

3. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

4. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

5. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

6. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

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

8. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

9. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

10. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”

11. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”

12. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

13. “All I have learned, I learned from books.”

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

15. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

16. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”

17. “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

18. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

19. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”

20. “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

21. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”

22. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

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

24. “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

25. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

26. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

27. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

28. “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak”

29. “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry”

30. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

31. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.”

32. “Life is hard but so very beautiful”

33. “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. ”

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

35. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

36. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

37. “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.”

38. “I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.”

39. “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”

40. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”

41. “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.”

42. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

43. “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”

44. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

45. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.”

46. “Nothing will divert me from my purpose.”

47. “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”

48. “I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

49. “Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.”

50. “The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.”

51. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”

52. “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 chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

52. “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

53. “Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”

54. “Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.”

56. “It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.”

57. “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”

58. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

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59. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

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

61. “Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.”

62. “Force is all conquering, but it’s victories are short lived.”

63. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.”

64. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”

65. “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.”

66. “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.”

67. “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.”

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

69. “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

70. “You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.”

71. “Stand with anyone that is right; stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.”

72. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence”

73. “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”

74. “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

75. “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.”

76. “in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”

77. “If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.”

78. “You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!”

79. “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.”

80. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

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