Top Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

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

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I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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

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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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

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

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

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

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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

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

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If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

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

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A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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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.

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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

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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.

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

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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

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When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that’s my religion.

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

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

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No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

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Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.

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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.

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

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

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A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.

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

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

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

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

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

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How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.

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As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

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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.

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That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.

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If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.

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

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Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

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

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What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

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If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.

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We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

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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.

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I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.

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The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.

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

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

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