65 RESULTS FOR: 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 LincolnYou cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham LincolnYou 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 LincolnAll that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Abraham LincolnFourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Abraham LincolnWe must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield 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.
Abraham LincolnLets have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Abraham Lincoln...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham LincolnI do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham LincolnThis country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham LincolnAs I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham LincolnIf there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham LincolnI remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Abraham LincolnNearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham LincolnPeople are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham LincolnIf you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham LincolnIf destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Abraham LincolnIf I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
Abraham LincolnMy father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.
Abraham LincolnThe probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Abraham LincolnI desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside me.
Abraham LincolnWith the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Abraham LincolnI have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me seemed insufficient for the day.
Abraham LincolnIt is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words And this, too, shall pass away.
Abraham LincolnWhatever you are, be a good one.
Abraham LincolnI believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham LincolnAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
Abraham LincolnWhenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Abraham Lincoln'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Abraham LincolnI believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
Abraham LincolnFind out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case, if it will get the same results. - in reply to comments about General Grant's drinking problems
Abraham LincolnNo man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Abraham LincolnCorporations have been enthroned .... An era of corruption in high places will follow and the money power will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people... until wealth is aggregated in a few hands ... and the Republic is destroyed.
Abraham LincolnHypocrite The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
Abraham LincolnWith the catching end the pleasures of the chase.
Abraham LincolnI don't know who my grandfather was I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Abraham LincolnHe can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
Abraham LincolnFourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham LincolnIf I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one
Abraham LincolnAm I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them
Abraham LincolnThe best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
Abraham LincolnThe better part of one's life consists of his friendships.
Abraham LincolnIf I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
Abraham LincolnAll my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham LincolnAnd in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham LincolnIt has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham LincolnI will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.
Abraham LincolnIf you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
Abraham LincolnIf this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
Abraham LincolnI am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham LincolnForce is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
Abraham LincolnDiscourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
Abraham LincolnIt is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Abraham LincolnLet me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.
Abraham LincolnWhen the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' 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 that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one.
Abraham LincolnMost folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham LincolnTact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham LincolnWhen you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
Abraham LincolnCharacter is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing.
Abraham LincolnTruth is generally the best vindication against slander.
Abraham LincolnQuarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
Abraham LincolnYou may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
Abraham LincolnPeople who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Abraham LincolnWhen I do good, I feel good when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham LincolnI have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.