The best Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

The best Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the Union through the American Civil War to defend the nation as a constitutional union and succeeded in abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong - throughout the world.
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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Whatever you are, be a good one!
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If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.
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God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
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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.
(Inaugural Address) - 1861
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.
(Inaugural Address) - 1861
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I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
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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.
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.
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The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty
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Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
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if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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Quotes about Abraham Lincoln

Heros of mine would be... Bob Hope. Abraham Lincoln, definitely. Bono. And probably God would be the fourth one. I just think all those people really helped the world in so many ways that it's really beyond words.
Michael Scott in The Office - Season 1 Episode 1
Abraham Lincoln because he was a man filled with great compassion who believed that all men are created free and equal, and was not afraid to stand on that platform. The way Lincoln lived his life has served me well in mine.
I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully. Abraham Lincoln.
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I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
Whenever you hear a man prating about the Constitution, spot him as a traitor.
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation's capital.
I grew up in Kentucky, but I did not grow up like that. I didn't have to shoot my dinner or anything.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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I've had many enemies over the years. If there's one thing I've learned, it's never engage in a fight you're sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when you're in a position of strength - even if you no longer need to strike back.
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
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Michael: "You will be thin. You won't drool over pizza like an animal anymore. You will find love."
Kevin: "Michael, I'm pretty much okay with who I am now."
Michael: "Don't be. You should never settle for who you are."
Michael Scott in The Office - Season 7 Episode 22
Pam: "Jim and I have never and will never have sex in the office."
Jim: "No, because the office isn't what I'd consider a romantic place."
Pam: "Besides, we have something those other people don't have, which is a home and a bed."
Jim: "And a shower."
Jim Halpert in The Office - Season 7 Episode 16
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When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
If you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile of Adolf Hitler with a clear line of sight, sir - pack your bags, fellas, war's over.
Private Jackson in Saving Private Ryan
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
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You've got to watch the politics of AIDS. The politics of AIDS can work both for and against the victims of AIDS.
We've all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.
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Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
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A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
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Compassion is not a weakness. It is a gift to be embraced.
Sebastian Fairmont in First Kill - Season 1 Episode 2
Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
A mother's love is the ultimate comfort.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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