Quotation Explorer - 'Abraham Lincoln'

I do not believe the Union will disolve, I believe it will become all one thing, or all the other. - Abraham Lincoln
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. - Abraham Lincoln
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way. - Abraham Lincoln
What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.[Lincoln's maxim and philosophy] - Abraham Lincoln
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. - Abraham Lincoln
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - 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
I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise. - Abraham Lincoln
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. - Abraham Lincoln
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. - Abraham Lincoln
I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. - 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. God cannot be for, and against the same thing at the same time. - Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it. - Abraham Lincoln
All I have learned, I learned from books. - Abraham Lincoln
Хората са толкова щастливи, колкото съзнанието им позволява. - Abraham Lincoln
A house divided cannot stand. - Abraham Lincoln
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. - 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
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations. - Abraham Lincoln
If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it. - 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
Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous. - Abraham Lincoln
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? - Abraham Lincoln
One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both. - Abraham Lincoln
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. - Abraham Lincoln
I'm not concerned that you have fallen, I'm concerned that you arise. - Abraham Lincoln
In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions. - Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln
Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. - Abraham Lincoln
Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. - Abraham Lincoln
Truth is generally the best vindication against slander. - Abraham Lincoln
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. - Abraham Lincoln
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. - Abraham Lincoln
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book. - Abraham Lincoln
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
So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war. - Abraham Lincoln
I shall adopt new Muse as fast as they appear to be true Muse. - Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln on Grant: "He makes things get. Wherever he is, he makes things move. - Abraham Lincoln
Let no feeling of discouragement preyupon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. - Abraham Lincoln
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. - 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
No matter how much cats fight there always seem to be plenty of Kittens. - Abraham Lincoln
The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. - Abraham Lincoln
No man is poor who has a Godly mother. - Abraham Lincoln
I will prepare and some day my chance will come. - Abraham Lincoln
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. - 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
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - 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, and beer. - Abraham Lincoln
It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. - Abraham Lincoln
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
Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed. - Abraham Lincoln
If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the Union shall go on - Abraham Lincoln
I don't like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. - Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. - Abraham Lincoln
No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention. - Abraham Lincoln
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes. - Abraham Lincoln
If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world. - 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
Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. - Abraham Lincoln
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. - Abraham Lincoln
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. - Abraham Lincoln
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. - 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
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. - Abraham Lincoln
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like. - Abraham Lincoln
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. - 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
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
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser than he was yesterday. - Abraham Lincoln
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? - Abraham Lincoln
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. - Abraham Lincoln
A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home. - Abraham Lincoln
And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. - Abraham Lincoln
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln
There is an important sense in which government is distinctive from administration. One is perpetual, the other is temporary and changeable. A man may be loyal to his government and yet oppose the particular principles and methods of administration. - Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. - Abraham Lincoln
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. - Abraham Lincoln
Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. - Abraham Lincoln
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. - Abraham Lincoln
The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln
But for this book we could not know right from wrong. - Abraham Lincoln
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. - Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. - 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
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. - Abraham Lincoln
Achievement has no color - Abraham Lincoln
My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. - Abraham Lincoln
A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones. - Abraham Lincoln
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. - 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
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. - Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar. - Abraham Lincoln
Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. - Abraham Lincoln
'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
What is conservativism? Is it not the aherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? - Abraham Lincoln
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - 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
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. - Abraham Lincoln
If any man ceases to attack me, I never remember the past against him. - Abraham Lincoln
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise. - 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 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
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. - Abraham Lincoln
I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number. - Abraham Lincoln
Don't pray that God's on our side, pray that we're on his side. - Abraham Lincoln
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. - Abraham Lincoln
There has never been but one question in all civilization-how to keep a few men from saying to many men: You work and earn bread and we will eat it. - Abraham Lincoln
The struggle of today, is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. - Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are, be a good one. - Abraham Lincoln
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter usfrom the support of a cause we believe to be just. - Abraham Lincoln
If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. - Abraham Lincoln
Anybody will do for you, but not for me. I must have somebody. - Abraham Lincoln
It is not in our forming battlements or bristling seacoasts, or our Army and Navy that makes America great - but rather our reliance in the law of liberty and the religious law God has planted in us. - 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 don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. - Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion. - Abraham Lincoln
I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me. - 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
How many legs does a dog have if you count his tail as a leg? Four. You can call a tail a leg if you want to, but that doesn't make it a leg. - 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
I am growing old enough not to care much for the MANNER of doing things. - Abraham Lincoln
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. - 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 may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. - Abraham Lincoln
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. - Abraham Lincoln
It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. - Abraham Lincoln
The ballot is stronger than the bullet. - Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln
Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States 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
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them. - Abraham Lincoln
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. - 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
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
I have destroyed my enemies when I make friends with them - Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. - Abraham Lincoln
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. - Abraham Lincoln
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. - Abraham Lincoln
Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others. - Abraham Lincoln
My greatest concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are concerned with your failure. - 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 answered--that of neither has been answered fully. - Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible) - Abraham Lincoln
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. - Abraham Lincoln
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. - Abraham Lincoln
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - 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
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
To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all - but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing. - Abraham Lincoln
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
We know nothing of what will happen in the future, but in the analogy of experience. - Abraham Lincoln
in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity. - Abraham Lincoln
The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next. - Abraham Lincoln
I was a little cross.I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up. - Abraham Lincoln
I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. - Abraham Lincoln
Neither Heaven nor Hell. It is simply Purgatory. - Abraham Lincoln
The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them. - 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
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. - Abraham Lincoln
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. - 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
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
I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. - 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
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