30 Inspiring Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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Here is a list of quotes by one of the most famous, well-known US Presidents, Abraham Lincoln.


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


“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”


“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”


“I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back. ”


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


“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”


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


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


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


“A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.”


“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.”


“If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”


“If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”


“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”


“In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.”


“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”


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


“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”


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


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


“I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.”


“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”


“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”


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


“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”


“Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.”


“Everybody likes a compliment.”


“I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… 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.”


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


“If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.”

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