30 Famous Quotes of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

30 Famous Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America from March 1861 to April 1865. Lincoln served the United States during its bloodiest civil war, the period which witnessed the greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis in the country. During his charge as the president he took some revolutionary measures to preserve the union, opened the way to abolish slavery, modernized the economy and strengthened the federal government.

Here we present some of the best and famous quotes of Abraham Lincoln.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Whatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham Lincoln

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

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

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

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

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

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

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves

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

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

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

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

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

There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.
Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Abraham Lincoln

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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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.
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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.

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

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

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

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

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

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

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

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.
Abraham Lincoln

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.
Abraham Lincoln

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

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

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.

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

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
Abraham Lincoln

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