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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Famous quotes and quotations from United States President Abraham Lincoln
Quotes Attributed to Abraham Lincoln:


And that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth… ~ Abraham Lincoln


Man ( Women) is just about as happy as he makes his mind up to be. ~ Abraham Lincoln


You cannot help men permanently, by doing for them, what they could and should be doing for themselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln


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


Friends, no one not in my situation can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children were born, and one lies buried. I leave you now, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which devolved upon General Washington. Without the assistance of that Devine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To his care commending you, as I hope you will commend me in your prayers. I bid you an affectionate farewell. ~ 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


I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. ~ 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. 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's 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


Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Public Opinion is Everything. ~ Abraham Lincoln


With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right" They speak of good losers, that man new how to be a good winner. ~ Abraham Lincoln


Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe. ~ 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 exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. ~ Abraham Lincoln


A house divided against itself cannot stand. ~ Abraham Lincoln


The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me. ~ Abraham Lincoln


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


You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves. ~ Abraham Lincoln


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