30 + Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them. – Abraham Lincoln

I do not consider that I have ever accomplished anything without God; and if it is His will that I must die by the hand of an assassin, I must be resigned. I must do my duty as I see it, and leave the rest with God. – Abraham Lincoln

Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain. – Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. – Abraham Lincoln

Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy. – Abraham Lincoln

Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure. – Abraham Lincoln

You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. – Abraham Lincoln

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. – Abraham Lincoln

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; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations. – 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 this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. – Abraham Lincoln

Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing. – Abraham Lincoln

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

You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm. – Abraham Lincoln

I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close by saying, God bless the women of America! – Abraham Lincoln

The will of God prevails. 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’s my experience that folks who have no vices have generally very few virtues. – Abraham Lincoln

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. – Abraham Lincoln

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. – Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. – Abraham Lincoln

All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

It is not merely for to-day, but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our children’s children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives. – Abraham Lincoln

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.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. – Abraham Lincoln

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. – Abraham Lincoln

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot. – Abraham Lincoln

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. – Abraham Lincoln

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense. – 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

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 up to the light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right — stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. – Abraham Lincoln

If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes — no other marks or brands recollected. – Abraham Lincoln

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