People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln on happiness
422

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln on feelings
343

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln on motivational
298

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

Abraham Lincoln on inspirational
271

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

Abraham Lincoln on destroy
266

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Abraham Lincoln on success
252
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I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.

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

Abraham Lincoln on count
243

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 on inspirational
206

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Abraham Lincoln on progress
194

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln on character
193

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

Abraham Lincoln on courage
171

Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it's the only thing.

Abraham Lincoln on influencing
107
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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

About Abraham Lincoln

Name Abraham Lincoln
Quotes 365 quotes
Nationality American
Profession President
Birthday February 22, 1809
About Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis.
Top topics people, made, public, life, wrong

I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

Abraham Lincoln on dreams
72

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Abraham Lincoln on greatness
52

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

Abraham Lincoln on procrastination
49

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Abraham Lincoln on recognition
43

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.

Abraham Lincoln on enjoyment
40

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln on fools
40
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Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

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

Abraham Lincoln on future
38

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

Abraham Lincoln on freedom
37

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.

Abraham Lincoln on attractiveness
33

Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.

Abraham Lincoln on time
29

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

Abraham Lincoln on ancestry
28

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

Abraham Lincoln on responsibility
27
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Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.

Abraham Lincoln on friends
23

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln on planning
21

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

Abraham Lincoln on growth
20

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four.

Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Abraham Lincoln on dogs
19

Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks.

I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

Abraham Lincoln on military
19

You may fool all the people some of the time;

you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you cant fool all of the people all the time.

Abraham Lincoln on persuasion
18
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Be sure you put your feet int he right place, than stand firm.

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

Abraham Lincoln on work
18

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

Abraham Lincoln on failure
16

I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.

Abraham Lincoln on crying
15

The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln on reality
14

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

Abraham Lincoln on success
14

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.

Abraham Lincoln on reading
14
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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

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

Abraham Lincoln on destroy
14

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Abraham Lincoln on excellence
13

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

Abraham Lincoln on virtue
12

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Abraham Lincoln on fear
12

Whenever I hear any one, arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln on slavery
12

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

Abraham Lincoln on mercy
12

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

Abraham Lincoln on progress
11

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.

Abraham Lincoln on silence
11

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

Abraham Lincoln on determination
11

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

Abraham Lincoln on peace
11

I cannot imaging anyone looking at the sky and denying God.

Abraham Lincoln on nature
10

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Abraham Lincoln on criticize
10

Everybody likes a compliment.

Abraham Lincoln on praise
10

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Abraham Lincoln on enthusiasm
10