Abraham Lincoln Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Abraham Lincoln quotes, Abraham Lincoln sayings, and Abraham Lincoln proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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

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

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

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

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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

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

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And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

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Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.     

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

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He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.     

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Writing the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye is the great invention of the world.     

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

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Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

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The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

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A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.

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

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A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.     

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

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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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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.     

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

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.     

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

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Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

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The probability that we may fail in struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.     

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

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

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We cannot escape history.

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