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 not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.     

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

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

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

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I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.     

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I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.     

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This struggle and scramble for office, for a way to live without work, will finally test the strength of our institutions.     

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

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Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration     

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

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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.

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Teach the children so that it willnot be necessary to teach the adults.

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

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

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Achievement has no color.     

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

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

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You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.     

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

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

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There is no America without labor, and to fleece the one is to rob the other.

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When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.

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

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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.

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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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Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

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War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible.

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In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war.     

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