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.


Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.     

Abraham Lincoln

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.     

Abraham Lincoln

In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.     

Abraham Lincoln

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares.     

Abraham Lincoln

Let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear.     

Abraham Lincoln

As we keep or break the Sabbath Day we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.     

Abraham Lincoln

Important principles may and must be inflexible.     

Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.     

Abraham Lincoln

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.     

Abraham Lincoln

A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.     

Abraham Lincoln

A universal feeling, whether well or ill-founded cannot be safely disregarded.     

Abraham Lincoln

My childhood-home I see again, and gladden with the view; and still as mem'ries crowd my brain, there's sadness in it, too.     

Abraham Lincoln

To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and I have passed from a young to an old man.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.     

Abraham Lincoln

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.     

Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.     

Abraham Lincoln

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.     

Abraham Lincoln

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the [person] of every calling, is diligence.     

Abraham Lincoln

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.     

Abraham Lincoln

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.     

Abraham Lincoln

The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance.     

Abraham Lincoln

Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.     

Abraham Lincoln

The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. This is the just and generous and prosperous system which opens the way to all—gives hope to all, and consequent energy and progress and improvement of condition to all.     

Abraham Lincoln

Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out     

Abraham Lincoln

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

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