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.


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

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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.

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

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People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

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These men ask for just the same thing: fairness, and fairness only. This is, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall 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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Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.     

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

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

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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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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.     

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

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When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.

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We must never sell old friends to buy old enemies.

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

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You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

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When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

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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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When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.

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

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Whatever you are, be a good one.

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

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

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Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents... pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.

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If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?     

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The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.     

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