Abraham Lincoln Quotes.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism.
Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn’t get there.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.