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.


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

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With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.     

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It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going.     

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Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.     

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

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

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Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.     

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Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.     

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Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.     

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

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We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous.     

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

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You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.     

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You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.     

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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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Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men.     

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

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

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Everybody likes a compliment.     

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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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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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If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.     

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

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Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind through the eye, is the great invention of the world enabling us to converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn, at all distances of time and space.     

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The plainest print cannot be read through a gold eagle.     

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

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Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.     

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If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.     

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Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?     

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