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.


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

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

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Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.     

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

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The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.     

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The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.

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A tendancy to melancholy let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.     

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

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

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The probability 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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Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.     

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

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

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

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

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There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.     

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Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.     

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

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Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.     

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Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

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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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Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.

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Military glory the attractive rainbow that rises in showers of blood.

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Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.

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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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Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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

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Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.     

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Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

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