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.


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.     

Abraham Lincoln

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.     

Abraham Lincoln

I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready.     

Abraham Lincoln

Never regret what you don't write.     

Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice     

Abraham Lincoln

I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.     

Abraham Lincoln

I am here; I must do the best I can, and bear the responsibility of taking the course which I feel I ought to take.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

If each of billions or trillions of leaves and snowflakes can display its own unique individual identity, how much more so should not each human being?     

Abraham Lincoln

If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.     

Abraham Lincoln

I... invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.     

Abraham Lincoln

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.     

Abraham Lincoln

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.     

Abraham Lincoln

I am now the most miserable man living.     

Abraham Lincoln

I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln