Best Motivational And Inspirational Quotes by Abraham Lincoln In English

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Abraham Lincoln Birthday: February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln Death: April 15, 1865
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S
Abraham Lincoln Wife: Mary Todd Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Inspirational Quotes To Motivate You

A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.

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, can not long retain it.

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

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing. -Abraham Lincoln

There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite. -Abraham Lincoln


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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.

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

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

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

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

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

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.

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.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility.


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

A new book is like a friend that I have yet to meet.

For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like.

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

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.

I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.

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

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

Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser – in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Everybody likes a compliment.

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

Fourscore 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.

I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

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.

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.

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be 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.

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

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

I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close by saying, God bless the women of America!

I desire to so 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 of me.

I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain.

I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party – and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.

Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.

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

I never encourage deceit, and falsehood, especially if you have got a bad memory, is the worst enemy a fellow can have. The fact is truth is your truest friend, no matter what the circumstances are.

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.

Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.

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


Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer who remarked to a companion once that ‘it was not best to swap horses while crossing streams’.

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