Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Abraham Lincoln belongs to the following category: US Presidents

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong - throughout the world.

- Abraham LincolnMorality & Ethics

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

- Abraham LincolnPeace, Enemies

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

- Abraham LincolnDemocracy

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

- Abraham LincolnMercy & Compassion

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

- Abraham LincolnLies

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

- Abraham LincolnMother

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

- Abraham LincolnAmerica

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

- Abraham LincolnLaziness, Responsibility

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

- Abraham LincolnWomen

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

- Abraham LincolnAmerica

Whatever you are, be a good one!

- Abraham LincolnPositive Quotes

If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.

- Abraham LincolnFriendship

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

- Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

- Abraham Lincoln (Inaugural Address), 1861America, Democracy

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

- Abraham Lincoln (Inaugural Address), 1861Enemies, Team

I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

- Abraham LincolnHappiness

The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good.

- Abraham Lincoln

Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

- Abraham LincolnCharacter, Appearance

The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty

- Abraham LincolnFreedom

Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.

- Abraham LincolnProgress

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

- Abraham LincolnBeing Silent

if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

- Abraham LincolnHumanity, Power, Character