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.'

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be. Abraham Lincoln
Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong; as silly and as wise; as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents of this, as philosophy to learn wisdom from, and none of them as wrongs to be revenged. 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
Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most. Abraham Lincoln
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being. Abraham Lincoln
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. Abraham Lincoln
Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Abraham Lincoln
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. Abraham Lincoln
If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way. Abraham Lincoln
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln
I indicated no wish or purpose of my own;I simply expressed my expectation. Cannot the judge perceive the distinction between a purpose and an expectation? I have often expressed an expectation to die but I have never expressed a wish to die. Abraham Lincoln
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. Abraham Lincoln
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go. Abraham Lincoln
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Abraham Lincoln
If I had nine hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six sharpening my axe. Abraham Lincoln
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
Few can be induced to labor exclusively for posterity. Posterity has done nothing for us. Abraham Lincoln
The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation. Abraham Lincoln
We must settle this question now—whether in a free government the minority have the right to break it up whenever they choose. If we fail, it will go far to prove the incapability of the people to govern themselves. Abraham Lincoln
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. Abraham Lincoln
I intend discourtesy to no one. Abraham Lincoln
My childhood home I see again, / And gladden with the view; / And still as mem'ries crowd my brain, / There's sadness in it too. / O memory! though mid-way world / 'Twixt Earth and Paradise / Where things decayed, and loved ones lost / In dreamy shadows rise. Abraham Lincoln
Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right. Abraham Lincoln