Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Life, Power, Funny

Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Life, Power, Funny

Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States (1861–1865) on February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865, an American statesman and attorney. In the American Civil War, Lincoln led the nation through its greatest social, economic, and political crisis.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes:

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

Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

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

For my part, I desire to see the time when education – and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry – shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.

Abraham Lincoln

Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

Abraham Lincoln

A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.

Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.

Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.

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 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

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

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln

In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.

Abraham Lincoln

That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

Abraham Lincoln

I have always hated slavery, I think, as much as any abolitionist. I have been an Old Line Whig. I have always hated it, but I have always been quiet about it until this new era of the introduction of the Nebraska Bill began.

Abraham Lincoln

I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think and feel.

Abraham Lincoln

The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.

Abraham Lincoln

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

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

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.

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.

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln
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