Abraham Lincoln Quotes (146 quotations)

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1. ...and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth. - Abraham Lincoln

2. 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

3. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln

4. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln

5. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

9. Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered - that of neither has been answered fully. - Abraham Lincoln

10. Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

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

12. Die when I may, I want it said 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

13. Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. - Abraham Lincoln

14. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? - Abraham Lincoln

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

16. Don't pray that God's on our side, pray that we're on his side. - Abraham Lincoln

17. Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. - Abraham Lincoln

18. For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. - Abraham Lincoln

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

20. Fourscore 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

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

22. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. - Abraham Lincoln

23. He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his flying machine. - Abraham Lincoln

24. He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. - Abraham Lincoln

25. He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. - Abraham Lincoln

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