Born in February 12, 1809 / Died in April 15, 1865 / United States / English
Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause.
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
Sir, 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.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.