February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865


109 Greatest Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. 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
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
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. 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
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Abraham Lincoln
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God. Abraham Lincoln
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln
All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln
If you understand what you're doing, you're not learning anything. Abraham Lincoln
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln
Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. Abraham Lincoln
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. Abraham Lincoln
I will prepare and some day my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln
Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness. Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
Faith is not believing that God can, but that God will. Abraham Lincoln
Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way. Abraham Lincoln
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes. Abraham Lincoln
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. Abraham Lincoln
The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln
History is not history unless it is the truth. 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 am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. Abraham Lincoln
Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me. Abraham Lincoln
Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung. Abraham Lincoln
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. Abraham Lincoln
Let the people know the truth and the country is safe. Abraham Lincoln
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. 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
If we exchange one dollar, we both have one dollar each. But if we exchange one good thought, we both have two good thoughts. Abraham Lincoln
Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica. Abraham Lincoln
A day spent helping no one but yourself is a day wasted. Abraham Lincoln
You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right. Abraham Lincoln
Killing the dog does not cure the bite. Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise. Abraham Lincoln
Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. 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
I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. . Abraham Lincoln
Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both. Abraham Lincoln
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln
Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most. Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln on Grant: "He makes things get. Wherever he is, he makes things move. Abraham Lincoln