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Best Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America (USA). He led the United States during its Civil War. He preserved the union, brought slavery to an end and upgraded the economy. Lincoln was self-educated and had thoughts from the definite experience and scenario. Here are some of the quotes mentioned by Abraham Lincoln.

BestQuotesbyAbrahamLincoln

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

02. “As our case is new, we must think and act anew.”

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

04. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.”

05. “To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”

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

07. “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

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

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

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

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

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

13. “Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”

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

15. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

16. “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.”

17. “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.”

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

19. “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.”

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

21. “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.”

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

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

24. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

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

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

27. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

28. “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.”

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

30. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.”

31. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.”

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

33. “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

34. “Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”

35. “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.”

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

37. “In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”

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

39. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”

40. “You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does well rather than harm.”

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

42. “In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man.”

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

44. “The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am. None who would do more to preserve it.”

45. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

46. “To the best of my judgment I have labored for, and not against the Union.”

47. “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.”

48. “He who does something at the head of one Regiment, will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.”

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

50. “Everybody likes a compliment.”