[Best] Top 200 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham Lincoln was an American political leader during the 19th century. Rising from humble beginnings, Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States in 1860. Lincoln's election prompted the secession of several Southern states and eventually the beginning of the American Civil War. Lincoln served as president and commander-in-chief throughout most of the conflict before an assassin's bullet tragically cut his life short on April 15, 1865.


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Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Abraham Lincoln Quotes

ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES



1. Courage is not the absence of fear. It is going forward with the face of fear.
– Abraham Lincoln



2. If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.
 – Abraham Lincoln



3. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
 – Abraham Lincoln

 


4. It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. – Abraham Lincoln 



5. If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it. – Abraham Lincoln



6. Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end, you are sure to succeed. – Abraham Lincoln

 


7. It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. –  Abraham Lincoln 
  


8. I don’t like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. –  Abraham Lincoln


 

9. Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction … nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us 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

 

 
10. We should be too big to take offence and too noble to give it. – Abraham Lincoln 



11. There’s no honourable way to kill. No gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war except its ending. 
– Abraham Lincoln

 


12. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

 – Abraham Lincoln  



13. Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
– Abraham Lincoln 



14. Without the assistance of that Divine Being, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. 
– Abraham Lincoln 



15. We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. 
– Abraham Lincoln 



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

 


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



Abraham Lincoln Inspirational Quotes

Abraham Lincoln Inspirational Quotes


ABRAHAM LINCOLN FAMOUS QUOTES


18. I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



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



20. The 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 Lincoln



21. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it is true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. – Abraham Lincoln 



22. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. – Abraham Lincoln 



23. Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution and will regret it all your life. – Abraham Lincoln 



24. I have desired as sincerely as any man — I sometimes think more than any other man — that our present difficulties might be settled without the shedding of blood.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



25. Engaged, as I am, in a great war, I fear it will be difficult for the world to understand how fully I appreciate the principles of peace, inculcated in this letter, and everywhere, by the Society of Friends. 
– Abraham Lincoln



26. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
– Abraham Lincoln




27. Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
– Abraham Lincoln



28. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
– Abraham Lincoln



29. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. 
– Abraham Lincoln 



30. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. 
– Abraham Lincoln

 


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



Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Life
Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Life



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON LEADERSHIP


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



33. 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. – Abraham Lincoln

 


34. Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end, you are sure to succeed. – Abraham Lincoln 



35. 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 



36. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. – Abraham Lincoln 



37. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



38. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



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

– Abraham Lincoln 



40. You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. – Abraham Lincoln 



41. I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards. 
– Abraham Lincoln 



42. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. – Abraham Lincoln 



43. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. 
– Abraham Lincoln



44. 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. – Abraham Lincoln 


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES FUNNY


45. It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



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



47. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
– Abraham Lincoln 



48. The best way to predict your future is to create it
 – Abraham Lincoln



49. The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
– Abraham Lincoln



50. Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.
– Abraham Lincoln




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



52. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. 
– Abraham Lincoln 



53. Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln 



54. I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.
 – Abraham Lincoln 



55. You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. – Abraham Lincoln 



Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Leadership
Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Leadership


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES CIVIL WAR


56. 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 



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



58. “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. – Abraham Lincoln



59. 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. – Abraham Lincoln


 
60. Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.
 – Abraham Lincoln



61. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln



62. 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. – Abraham Lincoln



63. Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong. – Abraham Lincoln



64. Let not him who is house-less pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. – Abraham Lincoln



65. 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. – Abraham Lincoln


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES RELATIONSHIP


66. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. – Abraham Lincoln



67. Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln



68. I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody. – Abraham Lincoln



69. 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



70. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln


 
71. I have been driven many times upon 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 that day. – Abraham Lincoln



72. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
 – Abraham Lincoln



73. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.
– Abraham Lincoln




74. To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
– Abraham Lincoln



ABRAHAM LINCOLN INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES



75. Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave. – Abraham Lincoln



76. I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
  – Abraham Lincoln



77. Every head should be cultivated. – Abraham Lincoln



78. A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
 – Abraham Lincoln



79. My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have no read. 
– Abraham Lincoln



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



81. I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. – Abraham Lincoln



82. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out. – Abraham Lincoln




Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Love
Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Love



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON LIFE



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



84. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
– Abraham Lincoln



85. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
– Abraham Lincoln



86. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
– Abraham Lincoln



87. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
– Abraham Lincoln



88. I can make more generals, but horses cost money…
– Abraham Lincoln



89. The best way to predict your future is to create it.
– Abraham Lincoln



90. I fully appreciate the present peril the country is in, and the weight of responsibility on me.
– Abraham Lincoln



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON EDUCATION



91. You know I dislike slavery, and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it.
– Abraham Lincoln



92. The slave-breeders and slave-traders, are a small, odious and detested class, among you; and yet in politics, they dictate the course of all of you, and are as completely your masters, as you are the master of your own negroes.
– Abraham Lincoln



93. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free.
– Abraham Lincoln



94. Avoid popularity, if you would have peace.   
– Abraham Lincoln  



95. Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.   
– Abraham Lincoln  



96. Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.   – Abraham Lincoln  


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES LAW


97. God must have loved the plain people; He made so many of them.    
– Abraham Lincoln 
    


98. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. 
– Abraham Lincoln
      


99. I 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 that day.    – Abraham Lincoln

 


100. I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that all men everywhere could be free.      – Abraham Lincoln



101. I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservations and with no purpose to construe the Constitution by any hypercritical rules.     – Abraham Lincoln
   


102. If ever this free person, if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this human wriggle and struggle for office—that is, a way to live without work.      – Abraham Lincoln



103. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free—honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve.     – Abraham Lincoln



104. It is easiest to “be all things to all men,” but it is not honest. Self-respect must be sacrificed every hour in the day.   – Abraham Lincoln  




Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Education
Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Education



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON LAWYER



105. Knavery and flattery are blood relations.  – Abraham Lincoln   


 

106. Let us 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

 


107. Politics, as a trade, find most and leaves nearly all dishonest.     
 – Abraham Lincoln


 

108. Public opinion, though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.      – Abraham Lincoln



109. Tangible language, which often tells more falsehoods than truths. 

– Abraham Lincoln    



110. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone 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 Lincoln

111. This is a world of compensations, and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, they cannot long retain it.   

– Abraham Lincoln    

 


112. This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.   
– Abraham Lincoln


 

113. To add brightness to the sun or glory to the name of Washington is alike impossible. Let none attempt it. In solemn awe pronounce the name, and in its naked, deathless splendour leave it shining on.       
– Abraham Lincoln



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ABOUT FREEDOM

114. Where slavery is, their liberty cannot be; and where liberty is, their slavery cannot be. 
 – Abraham Lincoln


 

115. With malice toward none, a charity for all, with firmness in the right—as God gives us to see the right—let us strive on to finish the work we are in.  
– Abraham Lincoln 

 


116. You can have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government; while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend” it. 
– Abraham Lincoln

 


117. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
– Abraham Lincoln
 




118. When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




120. Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
– Abraham Lincoln




121. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it is true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
– Abraham Lincoln




ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON LEADERSHIP


122. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
– Abraham Lincoln




123. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln




124. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




125. We should be too big to take offence and too noble to give it.
– Abraham Lincoln




126. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
– Abraham Lincoln




127. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




129. I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.
– Abraham Lincoln




130. He has a right to criticize, who has the heart to help.
– Abraham Lincoln



ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES SUCCESS


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




132. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
– Abraham Lincoln




133. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




134. Whatever you are, be a good one.
– Abraham Lincoln




135. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




137. The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
– Abraham Lincoln




138. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
– Abraham Lincoln




139. How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
– Abraham Lincoln




140. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




141. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
– Abraham Lincoln




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


 

143. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
– Abraham Lincoln




144. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




145. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
– Abraham Lincoln




ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON POWER



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


 


147. 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. – Abraham Lincoln

 


148. Whatever you are, be a good one. – Abraham Lincoln


 

149. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
 – Abraham Lincoln



 

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



151. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
– Abraham Lincoln



152. There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said Truth is the daughter of Time.
– Abraham Lincoln




153. It is my pleasure that my children are free – happy and unrestrained by parental tyranny.
– Abraham Lincoln




154. He who moulds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make. – Abraham Lincoln



155. When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.  
– Abraham Lincoln




156. Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
– Abraham Lincoln



157. I claim not to have controlled events but confess plainly that events have controlled me. – Abraham Lincoln



158. He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
– Abraham Lincoln



159. In law, it is good policy never to plead what you need not, lest you oblige yourself to prove what you cannot.
– Abraham Lincoln



160. A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor. 
– Abraham Lincoln



Abraham Lincoln Quotes For Friendship
Abraham Lincoln Quotes For Friendship


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON FRIENDSHIP



161. Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
– Abraham Lincoln



162. In times like these men should utter nothing for which they would not be willingly responsible through time and in eternity.
– Abraham Lincoln



163. The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honour or dishonour to the latest generation. 
– Abraham Lincoln




164. In all that people can individually do as well for themselves, the government ought not to interfere.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




166. It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. 
– Abraham Lincoln




167. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. 
– Abraham Lincoln



 

168. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. 
– Abraham Lincoln




169. Among free men, there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
– Abraham Lincoln



170. All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
– Abraham Lincoln



171. If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.
– Abraham Lincoln
 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON POLITICS



172. Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us 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




173. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.
– Abraham Lincoln



174. Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.
– Abraham Lincoln

 


175. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln


 

176. Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. – Abraham Lincoln


 

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





178. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln



179. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. – Abraham Lincoln




Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Politics
Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Politics


ABRAHAM LINCOLN QUOTES ON MOTHER



180. The best way to predict your future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln



181. Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln



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




183. He has a right to criticize, who has the heart to help. – Abraham Lincoln



184. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln



185. I am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
– Abraham Lincoln




186. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




188. 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.
– Abraham Lincoln




189. In great contests, each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
– Abraham Lincoln




190. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
– Abraham Lincoln




191. Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
– Abraham Lincoln



ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIFE CHANGING QUOTES


192. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
– Abraham Lincoln




193. If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
– Abraham Lincoln




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




195. If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will. 
– Abraham Lincoln



196. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
– Abraham Lincoln



197. If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe.
– Abraham Lincoln



198. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. 
– Abraham Lincoln



199. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all. 
– Abraham Lincoln




200. You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence. 
– Abraham Lincoln



What are your favourite Abraham Lincoln Quotes? Leave them in the comment section below. For those unfamiliar with his life story, it might be difficult to believe at first that there were times when Abraham Lincoln almost gave up. But it’s true. He had a tough childhood, and also faced sorrow later in his adult life when three of his four children died. Still, despite all the hardship he faced, he let time heal his wounds and proceeded to be successful in his life that was cut short far too soon.

Hopefully, these [Best] Top 200 Abraham Lincoln Quotes not only gave you hope but the motivation to move forward with life – just as this historic United States president has done.

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