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.

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
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people. Abraham Lincoln
Let every American swear by the blood of the Revolution never to violate in the least particular the laws of the country and never to tolerate their violation by others. Abraham Lincoln
Let us at all times remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in bonds of fraternal feeling. Abraham Lincoln
You can have anything you want-if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. Abraham Lincoln
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln
Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. Abraham Lincoln
Until my tongue be silenced in death, I will continue to fight for the rights of man. Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land. Abraham Lincoln
My best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. Abraham Lincoln
You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. Abraham Lincoln
This is a world of compensations, and he who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not from themselves, and, under a just God, cannot log return it. Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. Abraham Lincoln
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
A house divided against itself cannot stand. / I believe this government cannot endure / permanently, half-slave and half-free. Abraham Lincoln
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free— honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
The right of a State to secede is not an open or debatable question. Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Abraham Lincoln
As I said before, this crisis is all artificial. It has no foundation in facts. It was not argued up, as the saying is, and, cannot, therefore, be argued down. Let it alone and it will go down of itself. Abraham Lincoln