Abraham Lincoln quotes

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

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

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

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

All I have learned, I learned from books.

Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

We can succeed only by concert. It is not, ‘Can any of us imagine better,’ but, ‘Can we all do better?’

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

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

I would rather be a little nobody than to be an evil somebody.

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two-thirds of the time thinking about what they want to hear and one-third thinking about what I want to say.

Let’s have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

I will prepare and someday my chance will come.

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

hat some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Everybody likes a compliment.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

I do the very best I know-how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

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

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

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

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

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

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.

He has a right to criticize, who has the heart to help.

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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