Abraham Lincoln Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Abraham Lincoln quotes, Abraham Lincoln sayings, and Abraham Lincoln proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
I know that there is a God and I see a storm coming. If he has a place for me, I am ready. Abraham Lincoln
Never regret what you don't write. Abraham Lincoln
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice Abraham Lincoln
I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. Abraham Lincoln
I am here; I must do the best I can, and bear the responsibility of taking the course which I feel I ought to take. Abraham Lincoln
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abraham Lincoln
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
If each of billions or trillions of leaves and snowflakes can display its own unique individual identity, how much more so should not each human being? Abraham Lincoln
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference. Abraham Lincoln
I... invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. Abraham Lincoln
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax. Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. Abraham Lincoln
I am now the most miserable man living. Abraham Lincoln
I can make a General in five minutes, but a good horse is hard to replace. Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln
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. Abraham Lincoln
If I were two-faced would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. Abraham Lincoln
Great honor is due to those officers who remain true despite the example of their treacherous associates; but the greatest honor and most important fact of all is the unanimous firmness of the common soldiers and common sailors. Abraham Lincoln
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. Abraham Lincoln
In the present civil war—it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party— and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect his purpose. Abraham Lincoln
The rebellion thus began soon run into the present civil war; and, in certain respects, it began on very unequal terms between the parties. The insurgents had been preparing for it more than thirty years, while the government had taken no steps to resist them Abraham Lincoln
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. Abraham Lincoln
Willpower was shaped by the guiding force of self-discipline. Abraham Lincoln
Four score 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. Abraham Lincoln