Abraham Lincoln - Page 3

Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
– Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot retain it.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.
– Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.
– Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
– Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are be a good one.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
– Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
– Abraham Lincoln

Understanding the spirit of our institutions is to aim at the elevation of men; I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.
– Abraham Lincoln