Abraham Lincoln's Quotes

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."

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed."

Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent."

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry."

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help."

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

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

For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like."

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."

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life."

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life."

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

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

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."

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

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

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing."

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 have a congenital aversion to failure."

I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has."

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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."

The best way to predict your future is to create it."

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

Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others."

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

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

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

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth."

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."

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."

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

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it."

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."

The ballot is stronger than the bullet."

The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle."

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

I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace."

If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss."

I distrust the wisdom if not the sincerity of friends who would hold my hands while my enemies stab me."

I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are."