Abraham Lincoln Quotes on People (39 Quotes)


    In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.

    People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

    Republicans are the party of my people, created for my people,

    It has long been a grave question whether any government, not too strong for the liberties of its people, can be strong enough to maintain its existence in great emergencies

    These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.


    I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

    You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.

    Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.

    I am for the people of the whole nation doing just as they please in all matter which concern the whole nation for those of each part doing just as they choose in all matters which concern no other part and for each individual doing just as he chooses in all matters which concern nobody else.

    Singular indeed the people should be writhing under oppression and injury, and yet not one among them to be found, to raise the voice of complaint

    If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

    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.

    The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all in their separate and individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought n.

    Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence.

    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.

    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

    People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

    I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

    Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men

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

    Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people Is there any better or equal hope in the world.

    While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.

    I think very much of the people, as an old friend said he thought of woman. He said when he lost his first wife, who had been a great help to him in his business, he thought he was ruined that he could never find another to fill her place. At length, however, he married another, who he found did quite as well as the first, and that his opinion now was that any woman would do well who was well done by. So I think of the whole people of this nation they will ever do well if well done by. We will try to do well by them in all parts of the country, North and South, with entire confidence that all will be well with all of us.

    Bush also defended the Mission Accomplished ... People make a big deal out of it. It was not a mistake to go to the carrier. And there was certainly no intention to say that this was over quite the contrary. If people had listened to what I said, I said there is more hard work to do. And there is hard work to do.

    Let the people know the truth and the country will be safe.

    The President tonight has a dream He was in a party of plain people, and, as it became known who he was, they began to comment on his appearance. One of them said 'He is a very common-looking man.' The President replied 'The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is the reason he makes so many of them.'

    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.

    If the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, ... the people will have ceased, to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Nor is there, in this view, any assault upon the court, or the judges. It is a duty, from which they may not shrink, to decide cases properly brought before them and it is no fault of theirs, if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.

    My friends No one, not in my situation, can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.

    Something in the Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but hope to the world for all future time.


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