Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

United States Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.

Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
Quote by Abraham Lincoln

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

Peace, Enemies
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The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Democracy
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I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Mercy & Compassion
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No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Lies
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All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Mother
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My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

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

Laziness, Responsibility
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A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Women
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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.

America
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Whatever you are, be a good one!

Positive Sprüche
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If friendship is your weakest point, then you are the strongest person in the world.

Friendship
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God must love the common man, he made so many of them.

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Quote by Abraham Lincoln (Inaugural Address) - 1861

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.

America, Democracy
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Quote by Abraham Lincoln (Inaugural Address) - 1861

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

Enemies, Team
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I have found that most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Happiness
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The true rule, in determining to embrace, or reject any thing, is not whether it have any evil in it; but whether it have more of evil, than of good.

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Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Character, Appearance
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The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty

Freedom
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Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.

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

Being Silent
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if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Humanity, Power, Character
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