Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
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Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much. Abraham Lincoln

I am exceedingly anxious that this Union, the Constitution, and the liberties of the people shall be perpetuated in accordance with the original idea for which that struggle was made, and I shall be most happy indeed if I shall be an humble instrument in the hands of the Almighty, and of this, his almost chosen people, for perpetuating the object of that great struggle. Abraham Lincoln

Senator Stephen Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President of the United States. They have seen in his round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshal ships, and cabinet appointments, charge ships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands. Abraham Lincoln

A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal. 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 which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason. Abraham Lincoln

For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like. Abraham Lincoln

We shall nobody save or meanly lose the last best hope. Abraham Lincoln

Do' criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances. Abraham Lincoln

You ca' make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak Abraham Lincoln

Must I shoot a simple-minded soldier boy who deserts, while I must not touch a hair of the wily agitator who induces him to desert? I think that in such a cse to silence the agitator and save the boy is not only constitutional but withal a great mercy. Abraham Lincoln

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own. Abraham Lincoln

The person who is incapable of making a mistake, is incapable of anything. Abraham Lincoln

The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. -as quoted in THE RIVER OF WINGED DREAMS Abraham Lincoln

Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong. Abraham Lincoln

It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion... Abraham Lincoln

One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both. Abraham Lincoln

No client ever had money enough to bribe my conscience or to stop its utterance against wrong, and oppression. Abraham Lincoln

When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government-that is despotism. Abraham Lincoln

I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. Some will get wealthy. I dont believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. Abraham Lincoln

The struggle of today is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also. Abraham Lincoln

With the Catching Ends the Pleasure of the Chase. Abraham Lincoln

Continue to execute all the express provisions of our national Constitution, and the Union will endure forever-it being impossible to destroy it, except by some action not provided for in the instrument itself. Abraham Lincoln

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free. Abraham Lincoln

. . . peace is a thing which a person must be willing to fight for . . . Abraham Lincoln

It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Abraham Lincoln

You can always lie to others and hide your actions from them... but you can not fool yourself Abraham Lincoln

A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor. Abraham Lincoln

I have just read your dispatch about sore-tongued and fatigued horses, Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the Battle of Antietam that fatigues anything? Abraham Lincoln

The available supply of gold and silver being wholly inadequate to permit the issuance of coins of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin in the volume required to serve the needs of the People, some other basis for the issue of currency must be developed, and some means other than that of convertibility into coin must be developed to prevent undue fluctuation in the value of paper currency or any other substitute for money intrinsic value that may come into use. Abraham Lincoln

Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power. Abraham Lincoln

The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine. Abraham Lincoln

I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God's word because it finds me where I am. Abraham Lincoln

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. 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 man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy. Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought Abraham Lincoln

Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults. 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

We must settle this question now - whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. Abraham Lincoln

No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained. Abraham Lincoln

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose. Abraham Lincoln

Negro equality, Fudge!! How long in the Government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue to be knaves to vend and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagoguism as this? Abraham Lincoln

The severest justice may not always be the best policy Abraham Lincoln

We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued. Abraham Lincoln

He who sees cruelty and does nothing about it is himself cruel. Abraham Lincoln

Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief - resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Abraham Lincoln

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry Abraham Lincoln

Few can be induced to labor exclusively for posterity - Posterity has done nothing for us Abraham Lincoln

Destroy your enemy by making him your friend. 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 to the occasion. We cannot escape history. We will be remembered in spite of ourselves. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour, to the last generation. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, our last best hope of Earth. Abraham Lincoln

I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves, it should be first those who desire for themselves, and secondly those who desire it for others. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln

Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts. Abraham Lincoln

Never let your correspondence fall behind. Abraham Lincoln

Young man, if God gives me four years more to rule this country, I believe it will become what it ought to be-what its Divine Author intended it to be-no longer one vast plantation for breeding human beings for the purpose of lust and bondage. But it will become a new Valley of Jehoshaphat, where all the nations of the earth will assemble together under one flag, worshipping a common God, and they will celebrate the resurrection of human freedom. Abraham Lincoln

Wise statesmen ... established these great self-evident truths, that when in the distant future some man, some faction, some interest, should set up the doctrine that none but rich men, or none but white men, were entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their posterity should look up again at the Declaration of Independence and take courage to renew the battle which their fathers began.... Abraham Lincoln

No man has a right to judge Andrew Johnson in any respect who has not suffered as much and done as much as he for the Nation's sake. Abraham Lincoln

You know you've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution Abraham Lincoln

I am a moderate walker, however I never stroll back. Abraham Lincoln

If it were not for my firm belief in an overruling Providence, it would be difficult for me, in the midst of such complications of affairs, to keep my reason on its seat. But I am confident that the Almighty has His plans, and will work them out; and, whether we see it or not, they will be the best for us. Abraham Lincoln

Cling to liberty and right; battle fro them; leed for them; die for them, if need be; and have confidence in God. Abraham Lincoln

Such will be a great lesson of peace; teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take by a war; teaching all the folly of being the beginners of a war. Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it. Abraham Lincoln

I am a patient man - always willing to forgive on the Christian terms of repentance; and also to give ample time for repentance. Still I must save this government if possible. Abraham Lincoln

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. Abraham Lincoln

Senator Douglas holds, we know, that a man may rightfully be wiser today than he was yesterday - that he may rightfully change when he finds himself wrong. But can we, for that reason, run ahead, and infer that he will make any particular change, of which he, himself, has given no intimation? Abraham Lincoln

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. Abraham Lincoln

My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter. Abraham Lincoln

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

It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices, have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln

They have seen in his [Senator Stephen A. Douglas's] round, jolly, fruitful face, post offices, land offices, marshalships, and cabinet appointments, chargeships and foreign missions, bursting and sprouting out in wonderful exuberance ready to be laid hold of by their greedy hands.... Nobody has ever expected me to be President. In my poor, lean, lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting out. Abraham Lincoln

Negro equality! Fudge!! How long, in the government of a God great enough to make and maintain this Universe, shall there continue knaves to vend, and fools to gulp, so low a piece of demagogueism as this. Abraham Lincoln



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