In his life Abraham Lincoln was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By Abraham Lincoln

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DOB
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12-02-1809
DOD
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15-04-1865
The 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln is considered to be one of the finest examples of leadership and is admired by millions even today. He did not have an easy childhood as he had witnessed many upheavals in the early stages of his life. This eminent leader received formal education for a period of about 18 months and later emerged as a self –taught lawyer. The book ‘Commentaries on the Laws of England’ written by the famous author William Blackstone helped Lincoln prepare himself for a career as a lawyer. By the age of 22, Lincoln even practised law regularly before entering the political arena. Lincoln excelled as a leader and his views were believed to be way ahead of time. He even rescued the country from the clutches of slavery, by abolishing this heinous practice. These are things which almost all of us know about Lincoln, but apart from being a remarkable leader, this president was also known by many for his impeccable sense of humor. It is believed that the former president amused people with his story-telling skills and was too spontaneous in irony, satire and humor. One such instance was a speech during which American politician Stephen Douglas said, “When I behold my honourable opponent, I am reminded of the Holy Writ where it says, ‘How long, O Lord, how long.’” To this jibe, Lincoln remarked, “When I behold my honourable opponent, I, too, am reminded of the Scripture where it says, ‘The wicked shall be cut short in his day.’” While his anecdotes do not cease to amuse the masses, Abraham Lincoln quotes never fail to inspire us.

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

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

- Abraham Lincoln

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

- Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

- Abraham Lincoln

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

- Abraham Lincoln

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

- Abraham Lincoln

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

- Abraham Lincoln

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

- Abraham Lincoln

The better part of one's life consists of his friendships.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Complete Works - Volume XII , Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

- Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

- Abraham Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

- Abraham Lincoln

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.

- Abraham Lincoln

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

- Abraham Lincoln

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

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

- Abraham Lincoln

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