Abraham Lincoln Quotes

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) , in a letter to Mrs. O.H. Browning, April 1, 1838

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) , 1856

“The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“No one is poor who had a godly mother” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“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.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

“My fellow countrymen, the ‘judgements of the Lord are true and righteous.’  We should obey and not oppose God’s will. Let us as a nation humble ourselves in the dust, and ask forgiveness for the sinful ways of this once great nation. Ask Jesus the Saviour for wisdom and repent, for we have nowhere else to go. Let us again place our trust in God.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 



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