Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

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

“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”

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

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“Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”

“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.”

“Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.”

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

“Force is all conquering, but it's victories are short lived.”

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

“Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”

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

“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”

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“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.”

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“I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.”

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

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

“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.”

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

“It is better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

“It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.”

“Life is hard but so very beautiful.”

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

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

“No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.”

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“The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.”

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