Latest Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.

Whatever уоu are, bе а good one.

It's time for me to go. But I would rather stay.

I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views.

The only assurance of our nation's safety is to lay our foundation in morality and religion.

The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient.

Don't kneel to me, that is not right. You must kneel to God only, and thank Him for the liberty you will hereafter enjoy.

We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms.

You know you've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution

Allow me to assure you, that suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation.

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

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

Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember

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

What are you gonna do for a face when the baboon wants his ass back?

I do not boast that God is on my side, I humbly pray that I am on God's side.

Any society that takes away from those most capable and gives to the least will perish.

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.

I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God's word because it finds me where I am.

You can't help the poor by being one of them.

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

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

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

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

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.

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.

Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear.

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

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

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

Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling.

“In law it is a good policy to never plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot.

I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.

Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defense.

A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.

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

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.

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

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

I have a congenital aversion to failure.

And having thus chosen our course, without guile, and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear, and with manly hearts.

What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.

I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.

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

I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.

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

You think slavery is right and should be extended; while we think slavery is wrong and ought to be restricted. That I suppose is the rub. It certainly is the only substantial difference between us.

The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth.

All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy.

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.

No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle–the sheet anchor of American republicanism.

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.

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