Quotes – Abraham Lincoln


-My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. – Abraham Lincoln

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

-Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? – Abraham Lincoln

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

-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

-Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

-I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln

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

-You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. – Abraham Lincoln

-It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. – 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

-Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean lank face nobody
has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting. – Abraham Lincoln

-Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. – Abraham Lincoln

-In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with
bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. – Abraham Lincoln

-Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail;
without it nothing can succeed. – Abraham Lincoln

-I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual

nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. – Abraham Lincoln

-Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy. – Abraham Lincoln

-Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is
both a profit and a pleasure. – Abraham Lincoln

-It’s my experience that folks who have no vices have generally very few virtues. – Abraham Lincoln

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

-That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln

-The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln

-It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and
remove all doubts. – Abraham Lincoln

-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 can be engaged in. – Abraham Lincoln

-The ballot is stronger than the bullet. – Abraham Lincoln


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