Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

American statesman

Alive from: 1809-1865

Category: Politics

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    If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
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    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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    He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
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    ''A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gal.'' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey which catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the highroad to his reason.
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    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
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    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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    Among free men there can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.
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    Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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    I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think, and feel.
    Source: Letter to Albert G. Hodges, 4 April 1864
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    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
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    If you want to test a man's character, give him power.
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    If you wish to win a man over to your ideas, first make him your friend.
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    It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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    It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.
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    Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap. Let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges. Let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in the courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation.
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