Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

Abraham Lincoln

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln (The Lexingtion Observer, 1864)

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Abraham Lincoln

As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln (Second State of the Union Adress, 1862)

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln (Conversation with John Hay, 1863)

With the catching ends the pleasure of the chase.

Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln

Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Abraham Lincoln

Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

Abraham Lincoln (Telegram to Ulysses S. Grant, 1864)

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.

Abraham Lincoln (Letter to William H. Herndon, 1848)

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

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

Abraham Lincoln Quote: Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln (Statement made in Washington, 1865)

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln (Quoted in Echoes from hospital and White House, 1884)

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

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 claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.

Abraham Lincoln (If Slavery Is Not Wrong, Nothing Is Wrong, 1864)

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?

Abraham Lincoln (The Lyceum Adress, 1838)

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln (Speech at Peoria, Illnois, 1854)

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

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 (Cooper Union Speech in New York, 1860)

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Abraham Lincoln (Speech, 1848)

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln (Quoted in Hermdon's Lincoln, 1890)

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Abraham Lincoln Biography

Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 15, 1865

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He is widely known for his opposition of slavery and his role in the American Civil War.