65 Deep Abraham Lincoln Quotes That will Give Everybody Food For Thought

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

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

 “The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

“I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

 “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

 “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“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.”

“Everybody likes a compliment.”

 “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

 “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”

 “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”

 “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”

 “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”

“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.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

“Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.”

 “All I have learned, I learned from books.”

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.”

 “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

 “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.”

 “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”

“If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.”

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

 “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”

“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”

“No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”

“If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.”

“The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”

“I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.”

 “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

 “I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.”

 “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

“How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”

 “A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.”

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.”

“I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.”

“Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”

“Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”

“A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.”

 “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”

“For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like.”

“I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.”

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

“Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.”

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”

“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

 “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

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

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.”

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