Abraham Lincoln Quotes

This is a compilation of my best Abraham Lincoln quotes.

Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer and politician who is best known for serving as the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Larue County, Kentucky, United States and he died by assassination on April 15, 1865 in Petersen House, Washington, D.C., United States.

The great leadership qualities and wisdom of Abraham Lincoln helped him to lead the United States through a civil war and other crises from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.

There is no doubt that Abraham Lincoln continues to inspire millions of people around the world. His work and life still continues to inspire and influence people today.

Here are some best and famous Abraham Lincoln quotes on success, life, democracy, leadership, the future, freedom, hope, the constitution, death, education, human rights and slavery:

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Success

Abraham Lincoln quotes on success

1. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. –Abraham Lincoln

2. 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

3. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. –Abraham Lincoln

4. 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

5. The best way to predict your future is to create it. –Abraham Lincoln

6. I will prepare and some day my chance will come. –Abraham Lincoln

7. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. –Abraham Lincoln

8. 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 up to what light I have.

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9. Whatever you are, be a good one. –Abraham Lincoln

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

11. That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. –Abraham Lincoln

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

13. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. –Abraham Lincoln

14. I have a congenital aversion to failure. –Abraham Lincoln

15. You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. –Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Life

Abraham Lincoln quotes about life

16. You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. –Abraham Lincoln

17. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. –Abraham Lincoln

18. I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. –Abraham Lincoln

19. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? –Abraham Lincoln

20. Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time. –Abraham Lincoln

21. Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. –Abraham Lincoln

22. My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. –Abraham Lincoln

23. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. –Abraham Lincoln

24. Life is hard but so very beautiful.

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25. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion. –Abraham Lincoln

26. Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves. –Abraham Lincoln

27. Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. –Abraham Lincoln

28. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. –Abraham Lincoln

29. 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

30. If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it. –Abraham Lincoln

31. 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

Famous Abraham Lincoln Quotes

famous Abraham Lincoln quotes

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

33. Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way –Abraham Lincoln

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

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35. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. –Abraham Lincoln

36. Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. –Abraham Lincoln

Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes

best Abraham Lincoln quotes

37. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. –Abraham Lincoln

38. To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. –Abraham Lincoln

39. 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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40. Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed. –Abraham Lincoln

41. 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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Democracy

Abraham Lincoln quotes on democracy

42. Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. –Abraham Lincoln

43. Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. –Abraham Lincoln

44. If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. –Abraham Lincoln

45. I desire to so conduct the affairs of the administration that if, at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall have at least one friend left—and that friend shall be down inside of me. –Abraham Lincoln

46. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.

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47. The ballot is stronger than the bullet. –Abraham Lincoln

48. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. –Abraham Lincoln

49. The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they cannot, by individual effort, for at all, or do so well, for themselves. –Abraham Lincoln

50. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. –Abraham Lincoln

51. 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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Leadership

Abraham Lincoln quotes on leadership

52. When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. –Abraham Lincoln

53. You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. –Abraham Lincoln

54. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

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55. Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. –Abraham Lincoln

56. You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak. –Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes About The Future

Abraham Lincoln quotes about the future

57. The best way to predict your future is to create it. –Abraham Lincoln

58. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. –Abraham Lincoln

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

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

61. We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience. –Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes About Freedom

Abraham Lincoln quotes about freedom

62. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. –Abraham Lincoln

63. The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them. –Abraham Lincoln

64. 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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65. I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal. –Abraham Lincoln

66. Four score 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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Hope

Abraham Lincoln quotes on hope

67. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. –Abraham Lincoln

68. 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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69. Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. –Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On The Constitution

Abraham Lincoln quotes on the constitution

70. 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. –Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Human Rights And Slavery

Abraham Lincoln quotes on human rights and slavery

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

74. You think slavery is right and should be extended; while we think slavery is wrong and ought to be restricted. That I suppose is the rub. It certainly is the only substantial difference between us. –Abraham Lincoln

75. Let us remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling. –Abraham Lincoln

76. No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle–the sheet anchor of American republicanism. –Abraham Lincoln

77. As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.

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77. I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. –Abraham Lincoln

78. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. –Abraham Lincoln

79. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. –Abraham Lincoln

80. All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy. –Abraham Lincoln

81. 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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Death

Abraham Lincoln quotes on death

82. Die when I may, I want it said of me 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

83. Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan. –Abraham Lincoln

84. If they do kill me, I shall never die another death.

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86. I want it said of me 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

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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Education

Abraham Lincoln quotes on education

88. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all. –Abraham Lincoln

89. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. –Abraham Lincoln

90. Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. –Abraham Lincoln

91. Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.

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92. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out. –Abraham Lincoln

93. All I have learned, I learned from books. –Abraham Lincoln

94. I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. –Abraham Lincoln