Abraham Lincoln - Page 4

I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know who his grandson will be.
– Abraham Lincoln

Well, I suppose you know that men will stand a good deal when they are flattered.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
– Abraham Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
– Abraham Lincoln

Teach the children so that it willnot be necessary to teach the adults.
– Abraham Lincoln

Extemporaneous speaking should be practised and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.
— Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
– Abraham Lincoln

Friends, I agree with you in Providence; but I believe in the Providence of the most men, the largest purse, and the longest cannon.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
– Abraham Lincoln

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
– Abraham Lincoln

As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.
– Abraham Lincoln

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.
– Abraham Lincoln

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
– Abraham Lincoln

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