Abraham Lincoln - Page 5

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

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.
– Abraham Lincoln

I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

Hypocrite: the man who murdered both his parents… pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
– Abraham Lincoln

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
– Abraham Lincoln

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

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

A statesman is he who thinks in the future generations, and a politician is he who thinks in the upcoming elections.
– 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