Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
Total Quotes: 1439


You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. Abraham Lincoln

During the Civil War, on hearing complaints that Gen. Ulysses S. Grant drank alcohol to excess Find out what Grant drinks and send a barrel of it to each of my other generals! Abraham Lincoln

It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness... Abraham Lincoln

Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty. Abraham Lincoln

Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40. Abraham Lincoln

A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. Abraham Lincoln

We must remember that the people of all the States are entitled to all the privileges and immunities of the citizen of the several States. We should bear this in mind, and act in such a way as to say nothing insulting or irritating. I would inculcate this idea, so that we may not, like Pharisees, set ourselves up to be better than other people. Abraham Lincoln

While we are grateful to all the brave men and officers for the events of the past few days, we should, above all, be very grateful to Almighty God, who gives us victory. Abraham Lincoln

The occasion is piled high with difficulty. We must rise to the occasion. Abraham Lincoln

If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. Abraham Lincoln

I expect to maintain this contest until successful, or till I die, or am conquered, or my term expires, or Congress or the country forsakes me... Abraham Lincoln

I shall not do more than I can, and I shall do all I can to save the government, which is my sworn duty as well as my personal inclination. I shall do nothing in malice. What I deal with is too vast for malicious dealing. Abraham Lincoln

So plain that no one, high or low, ever does mistake it, except in a plainly selfish way; for although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself. Abraham Lincoln

We were proclaiming ourselves political hypocrites before the world, by thus fostering Human Slavery and proclaiming ourselves, at the same time, the sole friends of Human Freedom. Abraham Lincoln

Labor is the true standard of value. Abraham Lincoln

The world is agreed that labor is the source from which human wants are mainly supplied. There is no dispute upon this point. Abraham Lincoln

If at any time all labour should cease, and all existing provisions be equally divided among the people, at the end of a single year there could scarcely be one human being left alive-all would have perished by want of subsistence. Abraham Lincoln

Let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty. Abraham Lincoln

I see a very dark cloud on America's horizon, and that cloud is coming from Rome. Abraham Lincoln

How many times have I laughed at you telling me plainly that I was too lazy to be anything but a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln

The surest way to reveal one's character is not through adversity but by giving them power. Abraham Lincoln

Persuasion, kind, unassuming persuasion, should be adopted to influence the conduct of men. The opposite course would be a reversal of human nature, which is God's decree and can never be reversed. Abraham Lincoln

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

Let us hopethat by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us; and the intellectual and moral world within us, we shall secure an individual, social and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away. Abraham Lincoln

The ant, who has toiled and dragged a crumb to his nest, will furiously defend the fruit of his labor, against whatever robber assails him. So plain, that the most dumb and stupid slave that ever toiled for a master, does constantly know that he is wronged. Abraham Lincoln

I wish to see, in process of disappearing, that only thing which ever could bring this nation to civil war. Abraham Lincoln

God can not be for, and against the same thing at the same time. Abraham Lincoln

Now, and ever, I shall do all in my power for peace, consistently with the maintenance of government. Abraham Lincoln

Legislation and adjudication must follow, and conform to, the progress of society. Abraham Lincoln

As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now? Abraham Lincoln

There are so many terrible, empty motivational quotes on the Internet. Abraham Lincoln

Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate. Abraham Lincoln

I could not sleep when I got on such a hunt for an idea until I had caught it; ...This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it north, and bounded it south, and bounded it east, and bounded it west. Abraham Lincoln

The problem with the internet is that anyone can just make stuff up Abraham Lincoln

The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.... Abraham Lincoln

To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor, or as nearly as possible, is a worthy object of any good government. Abraham Lincoln

You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality. Abraham Lincoln

Your organization will take on the personality of its top leaders Abraham Lincoln

I never tire of reading Tom Paine. Abraham Lincoln

The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society. Abraham Lincoln

I shall always think of myself first and foremost... as a hunter. Abraham Lincoln

I say 'try'; if we never try, we shall never succeed. Abraham Lincoln

Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration Abraham Lincoln

Calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. Abraham Lincoln

I will do what I think is right and when I discover that it is wrong, I will change it. Abraham Lincoln

When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ. Abraham Lincoln

In this troublesome world, we are never quite satisfied. When you were here, I thought you hindered me some in attending to business; but now, having nothing but business-no variety-it has grown exceedingly tasteless to me. I hate to sit down and direct documents, and I hate to stay in this old room by myself. Abraham Lincoln

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles. Abraham Lincoln

There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time. Abraham Lincoln

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Abraham Lincoln

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

Whether or not the world would be vastly benefited by a total banishment from it of all intoxicating drinks seems not now an open question. Three-fourths of mankind confess the affirmative with their tongues, and I believe all the rest acknowledge it in their hearts. Abraham Lincoln

If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes - no other marks or brands recollected. Abraham Lincoln

I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. Abraham Lincoln

Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort. Abraham Lincoln

On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute. Abraham Lincoln

In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. Abraham Lincoln

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and confirm that you didn't do the assigned readings before the strategic planning retreat. Abraham Lincoln

The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine. Abraham Lincoln

I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch any thing on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out. Abraham Lincoln

There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite. Abraham Lincoln

The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Abraham Lincoln

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Abraham Lincoln

It is not merely for to-day, but for all time to come that we should perpetuate for our children's children this great and free government, which we have enjoyed all our lives. Abraham Lincoln

Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces; but let us judge not that we be not judged. The prayers of both could not be answered; that of neither has been answered fully. Abraham Lincoln

As a nation we began by declaring that all me are created equal. We now practically read it, all men are created equal except Negroes. Abraham Lincoln

Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. Abraham Lincoln

I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free. Abraham Lincoln

I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no wise interferes with any other mans rights that, each community, as a State, has a right to do exactly as it pleases with all the concerns within that State that interfere with the right of no other State, and that the general government, upon principle, has no right to interfere with anything other than that general class of things that does concern the whole. Abraham Lincoln



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