80 Golden Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves. We have collection of golden quotes by Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln changed the world using his powerful moral rhetoric and by taking action in the fight to end slavery and win the Civil War. Lincoln also expanded the role of the federal government in his efforts to keep the union together.

Famous Sayings of Abraham Lincoln

This post has some of the most famous quotes by Abrahim Lincon

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The highest art is always the most religious and the greatest artist is always a devout person.

— 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

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

— 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

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

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

— Abraham Lincoln

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

— Abraham Lincoln

I never had a policy I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

— 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

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

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

— Abraham Lincoln

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away it’s best to let him run.

— Abraham Lincoln

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

— Abraham Lincoln

If there is anything that a man can do well I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

— 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

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

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

Fourscore 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

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

— Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure.

— Abraham Lincoln

Lets have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.

— Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

— 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

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

— Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

— Abraham Lincoln

The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that but for future use.

— Abraham Lincoln

Sir 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

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong.

— Abraham Lincoln

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That’s my religion.

— Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.

— Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

— Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are be a good one.

— 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

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.

— Abraham Lincoln

Government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the Earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

— Abraham Lincoln

The people will save their government if the government itself will allow them.

— 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.

— Abraham Lincoln

My great concern is not whether you have failed but whether you are content with your failure.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

— Abraham Lincoln

The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that but for future use.

— 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.

— Abraham Lincoln

It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.

— Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

— 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.

— Abraham Lincoln

I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.

— Abraham Lincoln

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.

— 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

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

In the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

— Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

— Abraham Lincoln

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell it is simply purgatory.

— 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

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

— Abraham Lincoln

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

— Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore 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

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

— Abraham Lincoln

The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that but for future use.

— Abraham Lincoln

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

— Abraham Lincoln

I can make more generals but horses cost money.

— Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

— Abraham Lincoln

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

— Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

— Abraham Lincoln

I was losing interest in politics when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. That’s my religion.

— Abraham Lincoln

I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

— Abraham Lincoln

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens you can never regain their respect and esteem.

— Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

— 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

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 am getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

— Abraham Lincoln

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said ‘Truth is the daughter of Time.’

— Abraham Lincoln

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

— 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.

— Abraham Lincoln

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said ‘Truth is the daughter of Time.’

— Abraham Lincoln

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

— Abraham Lincoln

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another but let him work diligently and build one for himself thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

— Abraham Lincoln

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother.

— Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

— Abraham Lincoln

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