Top 51 Famous Abraham Lincoln thoughts and Quotes

Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Abraham Lincoln

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

|--- 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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- 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

 

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

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

Whatever you are, be a good one.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

Everybody likes a compliment.

|--- 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

 

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

 

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

 

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

|--- 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

 

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

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

|--- 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

 

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

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

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honey-bees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.

|--- 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

 

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

 

In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.

|--- Abraham Lincoln

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