Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Who is Abraham Lincoln?

No one looked as great with a top hat and a beard as Abraham Lincoln.

Abe, as his friends called him, came from humble beginnings, read everything he could get his hands on and became the 16th President of the United States.

Lincoln is known for his wisdom, statemanship and abolishing slavery which resulted in the Civil War.

He was also very tall for his height.

Born September 12, 1809
Died April 15, 1865

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

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

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

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“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

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“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.”

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

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

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

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

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“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you.”


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“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.”

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

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

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

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“Life is hard but so very beautiful.”

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“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.”

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

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

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“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.”

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

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“Nothing will divert me from my purpose.”

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“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”

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“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

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“War is when the government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself.”


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