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

  • Happiness


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

  • feelings


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

  • motivational


I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

  • destroy




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

  • Life


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

  • Character


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

  • inspirational


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

  • courage


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

  • Progress


Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm

  • success


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.

  • inspirational


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

  • influencing


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

  • Dreams


Whatever you are, be a good one.

  • Greatness


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

  • Procrastination


Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

  • Recognition


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

  • Enjoyment


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

  • Future


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

  • Freedom


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

  • Fools


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

  • attractiveness


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

  • Persistence


Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.

  • Time


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

  • Ancestry


I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.

  • Danger


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

  • Friends


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

  • Responsibility


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.

  • Dogs


Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

  • Military


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

  • Growth



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Abraham Lincoln quotes about people

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

  • influencing


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

  • attractiveness


I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

  • truth


This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

  • amending


Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

  • people


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.

  • congress


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

  • fool


Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

  • anywhere


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

  • best


I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

  • best


The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

  • bad


In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.

  • alike


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

  • time


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

  • dreams


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

  • best


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

  • courage


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

  • criticize


This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

  • amending


Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

  • anybody


With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds.

  • bind


I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

  • anybody


Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

  • anywhere


To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

  • ballots


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Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time.

  • Time


There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."

  • another


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

  • time


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

  • fool


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

  • dreams


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

  • best


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I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

  • destroy


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

  • Friends


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

  • Friends


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

  • abe


I desire to so conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

  • Friends


A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal. So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.

  • Friends


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I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

  • Planning


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

  • Work


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

  • Failure


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

  • inspirational




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.


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.

  • Reading


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

  • Reality


My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

  • labor


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

  • Crying


The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.

  • Enemy


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

  • Success


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

  • Excellence


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

  • Mercy


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

  • Peace


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

  • Silence


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

  • Virtue


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

  • best


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


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

  • Determination


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

  • Fear


Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.

  • Freedom


If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

  • Talent


We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

  • Character


I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.

  • Progress


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

  • criticize


Every person is responsible for his own looks after 40.

  • Appearance


As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

  • Democracy


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

  • Fight


With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

  • Laughter


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

  • Nature


Everybody likes a compliment.

  • Praise


I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.

  • Choice


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

  • Enthusiasm


Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

  • Freedom


I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

  • Mother


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

  • Mother


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

  • Persuasion


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

  • Worry


The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society.


I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

  • Actions


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

  • DeceptionLying


No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

  • Democracy


We know nothing of what will happen in future, but by the analogy of experience.

  • Experience


With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.

  • Hope


We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.

  • Promises


Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless vigilance, go forward and give us victories.

  • Victory


If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.

  • Voting


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

  • happiness


I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

  • truth


Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

  • blood


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

  • perseverance


We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.


He said that he felt like the boy that stumped his toe,it hurt too bad to laugh, and he was too big to cry.


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

  • Appearance


Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

  • Communication


What is conservatism? It is not adherence to the old and tried, but against the new and untried?

  • Conservatism


What I do say is that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

  • Control


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

  • Friends


God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

  • Humanity


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

  • Marriage


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

  • Tact


Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.

  • Truth


Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.

  • Will


My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.

  • Work


Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

  • ability


These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.

  • Capitalism


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

  • Control


He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.

  • Emotions


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

  • Glory


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

  • Horses


A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.

  • Law


Seriously, I do not think I fit for the presidency.

  • Self


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

  • Slavery


The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

  • Voting


I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

  • best


Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.

  • books


Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.

  • Ambition


When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.

  • Coffee


If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

  • Confidence


He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.

  • Crime


I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.

  • Persistence


The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

  • Progress


What kills the skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

  • Publicity


Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.

  • Work


The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

  • bad


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

  • anything


I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

  • benevolence


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

  • abe


What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way.


As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

  • Actions


I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.

  • Communication


...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

  • Democracy


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

  • Face


Towering genius disdains a beaten path.

  • Genius


It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

  • God


If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

  • Judging


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.

  • Justice


When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.

  • Listening


Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good.

  • Politics


All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

  • nature


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

  • bad


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

  • success


There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."

  • another


Has it popular sovereignty not got down as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death?


Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?


I am struggling to maintain the government, not to overthrow it. I am struggling especially to prevent others from overthrowing it.


To give the victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.


Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.


He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.

  • Communication


Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

  • Death


Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

  • Equality


Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

  • Faith


Public sentiment is everything, with it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.

  • Leadership


Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its people or too weak to maintain its own existence?

  • Power


Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.

  • Voting


I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.


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

  • deny


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

  • pet


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

  • character


With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

  • fail



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When Abraham Lincoln was born? Abraham Lincoln was born on February 22, 1809.

Who is Abraham Lincoln? Abraham Lincoln biography. 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. In so doing he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the national government and modernized the economy. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the Congress during the 1840s. He promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, canals, railroads and tariffs to encourage the building of factories; he opposed the war with Mexico in 1846. After a series of highly publicized debates in 1858 during which he opposed the expansion of slavery, Lincoln lost the U.S. Senate race to his archrival, Democrat Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln, a moderate from a swing state, secured the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1860. With almost no support in the South, Lincoln swept the North and was elected president in 1860. His election prompted seven southern slave states to form the Confederacy. No compromise or reconciliation was found regarding slavery. When the North enthusiastically rallied behind the national flag after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, Lincoln concentrated on the military and political dimensions of the war effort. His goal was to reunite the nation. He suspended habeas corpus, arresting and temporarily detaining thousands of suspected secessionists in the border states without trial. Lincoln averted British intervention by defusing the Trent affair in late 1861. His numerous complex moves toward ending slavery centered on the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, using the Army to protect escaped slaves, encouraging the border states to outlaw slavery, and helping push through Congress the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which permanently outlawed slavery. Lincoln closely supervised the war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including commanding general Ulysses S. Grant. He made the major decisions on Union war strategy, Lincoln's Navy set up a naval blockade that shut down the South's normal trade, helped take control of Kentucky and Tennessee, and gained control of the Southern river system using gunboats. He tried repeatedly to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. Each time a general failed, Lincoln substituted another until finally Grant succeeded in 1865. An exceptionally astute politician deeply involved with power issues in each state, Lincoln reached out to "War Democrats" (who supported the North against the South), and managed his own re-election in the 1864 presidential election. As the leader of the moderate faction of the Republican party, confronted Radical Republicans who demanded harsher treatment of the South, War Democrats who called for more compromise, Copperheads who despised him, and irreconcilable secessionists who plotted his death. Politically, Lincoln fought back with patronage, by pitting his opponents against each other, and by appealing to the American people with his powers of oratory. His Gettysburg Address of 1863 became an iconic statement of America's dedication to the principles of nationalism, republicanism, equal rights, liberty, and democracy. Lincoln held a moderate view of Reconstruction, seeking to reunite the nation speedily through a policy of generous reconciliation in the face of lingering and bitter divisiveness. Six days after the surrender of Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was assassinated by a confederate sympathizer. Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.

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