Abraham Lincoln Quotes & Wallpapers

Abraham Lincoln
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You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. Abraham Lincoln

I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government; and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. 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. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights. Abraham Lincoln

If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. Abraham Lincoln

As the problems are new, we must disenthrall ourselves from the past. Abraham Lincoln

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends." Abraham Lincoln

Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both. Abraham Lincoln

Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world...enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space. Abraham Lincoln

The written word may be man's greatest invention. It allows us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn. Abraham Lincoln

Nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. Abraham Lincoln

I always [or "often"] walk slowly, but I never walk backwards. Abraham Lincoln

We will make converts day by day; we will grow strong by the violence and injustice of our adversaries. And, unless truth be a mockery and justice a hollow lie, we will be in the majority after a while. Abraham Lincoln

I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain. Abraham Lincoln

I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was'. Abraham Lincoln

Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time. Abraham Lincoln

And then, there will be some black men who can remember that, with silent tongue, and clenched teeth, and steady eye, and well-poised bayonnet, they have helped mankind on to this great consummation... Abraham Lincoln

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny. Abraham Lincoln

There is more involved in this contest than is realized by every one. There is involved in this struggle the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed. Abraham Lincoln

I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game. Abraham Lincoln

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. Abraham Lincoln

It's bad. It's damned bad. Abraham Lincoln

Tis better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

Honor to the Soldier, and Sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor also to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field, and serves, as he best can, the same cause, honor to him, only less than to him, who braves, for the common good, the storms of heaven and the storms of battle. Abraham Lincoln

It is said an eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him with the words, 'And this, too, shall pass away.' How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln

Where slavery is, there liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, there slavery cannot be. Abraham Lincoln

If a house was on fire there could be but two parties. One in favor of putting out the fire. Another in favor of the house burning. Abraham Lincoln

Too big to cry too young to laugh... Abraham Lincoln

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. Abraham Lincoln

Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself. Abraham Lincoln

The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man's course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle. Abraham Lincoln

Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other. Abraham Lincoln

I fear explanations explanatory of things explained. Abraham Lincoln

At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can't eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum! Abraham Lincoln

I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matterfor that I have determined for myself. Abraham Lincoln

[T]he man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression. Abraham Lincoln

God must love the common man, he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln

The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts. Abraham Lincoln

The Democracy of to-day hold the liberty of one man to be absolutely nothing, when in conflict with another mans right of property. Republicans, on the contrary, are for both the man and the dollar; but in cases of conflict, the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln

Honor is better than honors. Abraham Lincoln

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Abraham Lincoln

Be excellent and party on dudes. Abraham Lincoln

The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of government, but it is the government's greatest creative opportunity. Abraham Lincoln

I believe the Bible is the best gift God ever gave to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through that book." On a personal spiritual note, Lincoln confessed, "I have been driven many times to my knees with the overwhelming conviction, that I had nowhere else to go. Abraham Lincoln

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in. Abraham Lincoln

As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government. Abraham Lincoln

Such will be a great lesson of peace: teaching men that what they cannot take by an election, neither can they take it by war. Abraham Lincoln

I desire to see the time when education, and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry shall become much more general than at present. Abraham Lincoln

Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths. Abraham Lincoln

It is easiest to "be all things to all men," but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day. Abraham Lincoln

So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war! Abraham Lincoln

The problem with quotes on the internet is it is hard to verify their authenticity Abraham Lincoln

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. Abraham Lincoln

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

Towering genius...thirsts and burns for distinction; and, if possible, it will have it, whether at the expense of emancipating slaves or enslaving freeman. Abraham Lincoln

Do I not damage my enemies after i make them my close friends? Abraham Lincoln

Your rights end where my nose begins. Abraham Lincoln

I will learn, the opportunity will come. Abraham Lincoln

If you have never failed you have never lived. Abraham Lincoln

The legalized liquor business is the tragedy of our civilization. Alcohol is the greatest and most blighting curse of our modern civilization. The liquor seller is simply and only a privileged malefactor - a criminal. Abraham Lincoln

To lead, you must touch men's hearts. Abraham Lincoln

Never stir up litigation, a worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this, who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles, whereon to stir up strife, and put money in his pocket? Abraham Lincoln

The blessing always comes back to the door of the author. Abraham Lincoln

In law it is a good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot. Abraham Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy. Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln

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 is 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

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. Abraham Lincoln

I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying; and for this reason; I can never be satisfied with any one who would be blockhead enough to have me. Abraham Lincoln

If, by the mere force of numbers, a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution-certainly would, if such right were a vital one. Abraham Lincoln

Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove our respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced, and go out of the presence, and beyond the reach of each other; but the different parts of our country cannot do this. They cannot but remain face to face; and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them. Abraham Lincoln



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