Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

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

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. Abraham Lincoln

If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work. Abraham Lincoln

The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty. Abraham Lincoln

A universal feeling, whether well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. Abraham Lincoln

It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going. Abraham Lincoln

Tell the truth and you won't have so much to remember Abraham Lincoln

Always let your subordinates know that the honor will be all theirs if they succeed and the blame will be yours if they fail. Abraham Lincoln

Money possesses no value to the state other than that given to it by circulation. Abraham Lincoln

Capital has its proper place and is entitled to every protection. The wages of men should be recognized in the structure of and in the social order as more important than the wages of money [interest]. Abraham Lincoln

No duty is more imperative for the government than the duty it ;owes the people to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, an of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labor will be protected from a vicious currency [private bank-created, interest-bearing debt], and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges. Abraham Lincoln

By adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts, and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprises, the maintenance of stable government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own government. Abraham Lincoln

Politics, as a trade, finds most and leaves nearly all dishonest. Abraham Lincoln

I am in favor of a national bank...in favor of the internal improvements system and a high protective tariff. Abraham Lincoln

Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest. Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy as they choose to be. Abraham Lincoln

Human-nature will not change. Abraham Lincoln

Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak. Abraham Lincoln

You Can't Believe Most of the Quotes You Read On the Internet Abraham Lincoln

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors of bullets, and that when ballots have fairly and constitutionall y decided there can be no successful appeal back to bullets. Abraham Lincoln

I am an optimist because I don't see the point in being anything else. Abraham Lincoln

Friendship is the start for what you call love. Abraham Lincoln

The eyes of that species of extinct giant, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara as our eyes do now. Abraham Lincoln

Let us re-adopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it, the practices, and policy, which harmonize with it. Let north and south - let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere - join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving. We shall have so saved it, that the succeeding millions of free happy people, the world over, shall rise up, and call us blessed, to the latest generations. Abraham Lincoln

...I do not mean to say that this general government is charged with the duty of redressing or preventing all the wrongs in the world; but I do think that it is charged with the duty of preventing and redressing all wrongs which are wrongs to itself. Abraham Lincoln

The struggle of today, is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us. Abraham Lincoln

Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief. Once relieved, its form of government is saved to the world; its beloved history, and cherished memories, are vindicated; and its happy future fully assured, and rendered inconceivably grand. Abraham Lincoln

May the Almighty grant that the cause of truth, justice, and humanity, shall in no wise suffer at my hands. Abraham Lincoln

Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold. Abraham Lincoln

Should my administration prove to be a very wicked one...or a very foolish one, if you, the people, are true to yourselves and the Constitution, there is little harm I can do, thank God. Abraham Lincoln

Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the Presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first...The progress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known to the public as to myself; and it is, I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all. With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured... Abraham Lincoln

By all means, don't say, "if I can," say "I will." Abraham Lincoln

Let all Americans - let all lovers of liberty everywhere - join in the great and good work. If we do this, we shall not only have saved the Union; but we shall have so saved it, as to make, and to keep it, forever worthy of the saving. Abraham Lincoln

I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams. Abraham Lincoln

I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men every where could be free. Abraham Lincoln

Certainly it is not so easy to pay something as it is to pay nothing, but it is easier to pay a large sum than it is to pay a larger one. And it is easier to pay any sum when we are able than it is to pay it before we are able. Abraham Lincoln

When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one. Abraham Lincoln

You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like. Abraham Lincoln

What is conservatism? It is not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried? Abraham Lincoln

I have never seen to my knowledge a man, woman, or child who was in favor of producing a perfect equality, social and political, between negroes and white men. Abraham Lincoln

I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens... to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. 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.... The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty, especially as the sheep was a black one. Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today among us human creatures. Abraham Lincoln

You have heard the story, haven't you, about the man who was tarred and feathered and was carried out of town on a rail? A man in the crowd asked him how he liked it. His reply was that if it was not for the honor of the thing, he would much rather walk. Abraham Lincoln

A lawyer's time and advice are his stock in trade. Abraham Lincoln

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government, and force a new one that suits them better. Abraham Lincoln

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

In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Abraham Lincoln

What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way. Abraham Lincoln

Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts. Abraham Lincoln

Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation. Abraham Lincoln

That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln

A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault. Abraham Lincoln

It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't. Abraham Lincoln

The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves - in their separate, and individual capacities. Abraham Lincoln

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

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. Abraham Lincoln

Everybody likes a compliment. Abraham Lincoln

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

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. Abraham Lincoln

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Abraham Lincoln

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. Abraham Lincoln

Avoid popularity if you would have peace. Abraham Lincoln

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known. Abraham Lincoln

I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln

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

If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what's said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. Abraham Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander Abraham Lincoln



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