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45 Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln, acknowledged as one of the greatest US presidents to have led our country, transformed it through his wisdom and empathy for all people. The Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes are listed below, and they should encourage you to live a positive life.

About Abraham Lincoln

Born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States (1861–1865), preserving the Union during the American Civil War and bringing about the freedom of enslaved Americans. Lincoln demonstrated his skill as a military tactician and an astute leader: his Gettysburg Address is among the most well-known speeches in American history, and his Emancipation Proclamation cleared the path for the eradication of slavery. John Wilkes Booth, a Confederate sympathiser, killed Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is considered as one of the greatest presidents in American history and was martyred for the cause of liberty by being assassinated.

15 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

1. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.” — Abraham Lincoln

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

2. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” — Abraham Lincoln

3. “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.” — Abraham Lincoln

4. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” — Abraham Lincoln

5. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” — Abraham Lincoln

6. “Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” — Abraham Lincoln

7. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.” — Abraham Lincoln

8. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” — Abraham Lincoln

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

10. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” — Abraham Lincoln

11. “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

12. “What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.” — Abraham Lincoln

13. “If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.” — Abraham Lincoln

14. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” — Abraham Lincoln

15. “Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.” — Abraham Lincoln

15 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

16. “For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like.” — Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

17. “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln

18. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln

19. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln

20. “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

21. “The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you can’t always be sure of their authenticity.” — Abraham Lincoln

22. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” — Abraham Lincoln

23. “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.” — Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

24. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” — Abraham Lincoln

25. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” — Abraham Lincoln

26. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” — Abraham Lincoln

27. “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.” — Abraham Lincoln

28. “I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.” — Abraham Lincoln

29. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Abraham Lincoln

30. “The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth.” — Abraham Lincoln

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31. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” — Abraham Lincoln

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32. “I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.” — Abraham Lincoln

33. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.” — Abraham Lincoln

34. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln

35. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” — Abraham Lincoln

36. “I have a congenital aversion to failure.” — Abraham Lincoln

37. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln

38. “Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.” — Abraham Lincoln

39. “I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.” — Abraham Lincoln

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40. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — Abraham Lincoln

41. “Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.” — Abraham Lincoln

42. “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

43. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.” — Abraham Lincoln

44. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” — Abraham Lincoln

45. “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” — Abraham Lincoln

Gauri Singh Thakur
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Hello Readers, I'm Gauri, graduated from Delhi University and have 3 years of experience as proficient content writer. I appreciate writing articles that help readers become better individuals.

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