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.

When you have got an Elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. Abraham Lincoln
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. Abraham Lincoln
Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals. Abraham Lincoln
War, at the best, is terrible, and this war of ours, in its magnitude and in its duration, is one of the most terrible. Abraham Lincoln
In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. Abraham Lincoln
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Abraham Lincoln
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence. Abraham Lincoln
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. Abraham Lincoln
A tendancy to melancholy let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault. Abraham Lincoln
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Abraham Lincoln
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln
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
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. Abraham Lincoln
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes. Abraham Lincoln
Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them. Abraham Lincoln
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar. Abraham Lincoln
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln
Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one. Abraham Lincoln