Abraham Lincoln Quotes (426 Quotes)


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

    This human struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions

    If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

    We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, wi.



    The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity.

    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.

    Friends, I agree with you in Providence but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.

    To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

    All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

    There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one.

    How many legs does a dog have, if you call his tail a leg The answer is four, because calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

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

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

    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.

    We live in the midst of alarms anxiety beclouds the future we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read.

    Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.


    These office-seekers are a curse to the country no sooner was my election certain, than I became the prey of hundreds of hungry persistent applicants for office, whose highest ambition is to feed at the Government's crib.

    It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year, ... to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps, and our sailors on the rivers and seas, with unusual health. He has largely augmented our free populati.


    If there is anything which it is the duty of the whole people to never entrust to any hands but their own that thing is the preservation of their own liberties and institutions.

    A jury too often has at least one member who is more ready to hang the panel than the traitor.


    With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.

    You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.



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

    The story of a jackass Lincoln owned as a young man The case of that jackass was most singular. When everything was pleasant all around he would kick the worst. When his rack was fullest and his stall fixed with new straw and everything real comfortable, that jackass would start in on the almightiest spell of kicking that was ever seen. All the veterinary surgeons in the neighborhood came and tried to find out just what made the critter kick so. They never could agree about it. One thing we all noticed was that he always brayed and kicked at the same time. Sometimes he would bray first and then kick, but other times he would kick first and then bray, so that confused us, and nobody in that whole country was ever able to find out whether that jackass was braying at his own kick or kicking at his own brays.


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