Abraham Lincoln Quotes (426 Quotes)



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



    Here's Abraham Lincoln's incredible journey to become the sixteenth president of the United States of America 1809 Born February 12 in a log cabin in the backwoods of Hardin County (now Larue County), Kentucky 1816 He worked to support his family aft.


    Were it not for my little jokes, I could not bear the burdens of this office.

    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.

    Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

    I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

    He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.

    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

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

    Whatever spiteful fools may say, Each jealous ranting yelper, No woman ever went astray, Without a man to help her

    When the white man governs himself, that is self-government but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self government - that is despotism

    Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

    He said that he felt 'like the boy that stumped his toe,'it hurt too bad to laugh, and he was too big to cry.'

    The most notable feature of a disturbance in your city last summer was the hanging of some working people by other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.

    somewhat like the boy in Kentucky who stubbed his toe while running to see his sweetheart. The boy said he was too big to cry, and far too badly hurt to laugh.

    I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side.

    It is the eternal struggle between these two principles -- right and wrong. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time and will ever continue to struggle. It is the same spirit that says, ''You work and toil and earn bread, and I'll eat it.''

    I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

    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.


    As the problems are new, we must disenthrall ourselves from the past.

    Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice

    I have been driven to my knees many times because there was no place else to go.

    I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.

    The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.

    I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer who remarked to a companion once that 'it was not best to swap horses while crossing streams.'

    I fear you do not fully comprehend the danger of abridging the liberties of the people. Nothing but the sternest necessity can ever justify it. A government had better go to the extreme of toleration, than to do aught that could be construed into an interference with, or to jeopardize in any degree, the common rights of its citizens.


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