Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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.

Ambition Quotes, Great Quotes, Men Quotes, Worth Quotes

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Worry Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Worth Quotes

Wise Words is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Wise Words Quotes, Heaven Quotes, Hell Quotes


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.

Purpose Quotes, War Quotes

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

Experience Quotes, Vice Quotes, Virtue Quotes

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.

Work Quotes, Violence Quotes

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.

Time Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

Success Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Memories Quotes

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Time Quotes, Anger Quotes, Spring Quotes

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Hope Quotes, Power Quotes, Sacred Quotes

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.

Exercise Quotes, Habit Quotes, Revolution Quotes

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

Confidence Quotes, Respect Quotes

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

Important Quotes, Resolution Quotes, Mind Quotes

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Character Quotes, Reputation Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Art Quotes, Religious Quotes

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

Religion Quotes

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

Religion Quotes

I walk slowly‚ but I never walk backward.

Progression Quotes

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can‚ never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Progression Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Prayer Quotes

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

Adversity Quotes, Character Quotes, Men Quotes, Power Quotes

These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.

Men Quotes, Power Quotes

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Popularity Quotes

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.

Compromise Quotes, Politics Quotes

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

Philosophy Quotes

Public opinion in this country is everything.

Opinion Quotes

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.

Money Quotes

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

Mind Quotes

Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.

Mind Quotes

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Marriage Quotes, Heaven Quotes, Hell Quotes

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

Life Quotes

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

Law Quotes

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Rich Quotes, Justice Quotes

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

God Quotes, Ability Quotes, Immortality Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Honor Quotes

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Heart Quotes

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

Greed Quotes

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Grandparents Quotes

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Grandparents Quotes

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

Genius Quotes

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

Time Quotes, Future Quotes

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Fear Quotes

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

Fear of Failure Quotes

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.

Faith Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Truth Quotes, Facts Quotes

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

Enemies Quotes

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

Enemies Quotes

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

Enemies Quotes

4 Top Abraham Lincoln quotes about Thought

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

Life Quotes, Luck Quotes, Thought Quotes, Mind Quotes

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.

Luck Quotes, Thought Quotes

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.

Thought Quotes

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

Thought Quotes, Doubt Quotes

4 Famous Abraham Lincoln quotes about Men

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.

Men Quotes

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.

Men Quotes

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.

Men Quotes

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.

Great Quotes, Future Quotes, Men Quotes

4 Popular Abraham Lincoln quotes about Hope

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

Time Quotes, Hope Quotes

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

Hope Quotes

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

Hope Quotes

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.

Freedom Quotes, Honor Quotes, Hope Quotes, Giving Quotes

4 Amazing Abraham Lincoln quotes about God

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.

God Quotes, Great Quotes

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.

God Quotes, Work Quotes

That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

God Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Birth Quotes

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

God Quotes, Great Quotes, Aim Quotes