Best Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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  • “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a men’s character, give him power.”
  • “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.”
  • “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
  • “You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”
  • “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”
  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
  • “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
  • “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
  • “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.”
  • “Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”
  • “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
  • “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
  • “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.”
  • “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.”
  • “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
  • “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.”
  • “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
  • “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.”
  • “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
  • “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
  • “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”
  • “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
  • “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
  • “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
  • “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.”
  • “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”
  • “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
  • “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
  • “Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”
  • “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
  • “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
  • “In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”
  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
  • “You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does well rather than harm.”
  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
  • “In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man.”
  • “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
  • “The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am. None who would do more to preserve it.”
  • “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
  • “To the best of my judgment I have labored for, and not against the Union.”
  • “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.”
  • “He who does something at the head of one Regiment, will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.”
  • “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
  • “Everybody likes a compliment.”

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