Abraham Lincoln - Quotes

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer.

Born: 12 February 1809, Larue County, Kentucky, United States

Died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C., U.S.

Here are some popular quotes and statements from Abraham Lincoln.

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

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

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.

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

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

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

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