80 Abraham Lincoln Quotes on freedom and democracy


Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of United States. He was a statesman, lawyer and a politician. Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, preserved the Union, strengthened the federal government and modernized the United States economy.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

80 Abraham Lincoln Quotes on freedom and democracy

  1. "Whatever you are, be a good one."
  2. "I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."
  3. "Whenever I hear anything arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
  4. "With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die."
  5. "Those who look for bad in people will surely find it."
  6. "I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life."
  7. "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."
  8. "Important principles may, and must, be flexible."
  9. "The secret to success is preparation."
  10. "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed."
  11. "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
  12. "There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of time'."
  13. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
  14. "In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement."
  15. "No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
  16. "When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees."
  17. "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
  18. ''In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to expect it."
  19. "I laugh because I must not cry, that is all. That is all."
  20. "Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold."
  21. "I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody."
  22. "If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again."
  23. "Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
  24. "You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."
  25. "I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
  26. "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
  27. "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
  28. "The best way to predict your future is to create it."
  29. "Human Action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed."
  30. "Everybody likes a compliment."
  31. "My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, and laugh -- anything but work."
  32. "A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have."
  33. "I this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."
  34. "All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
  35. "Love is a chain to lock a child to its parent."
  36. "If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss."
  37. "The ballot is stronger than the bullet."
  38. "Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an external antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow."
  39. "When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
  40. "We cannot escape history."
  41. "By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit."
  42. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
  43. "It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river."
  44. "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."
  45. "Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."
  46. "Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory."
  47. "You can tell the greatest of a man by what makes him angry."
  48. "There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes."
  49. "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
  50. "I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
  51. "Avoid popularity if you would have peace."
  52. "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
  53. "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?"
  54. "I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice."
  55. "America will never be destroyed from outside. If we falter, and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
  56. "My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read."
  57. "Great distance in either time or space has wonderful power to lull and render quiescent the human mind."
  58. "We expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read."
  59. "Nearly all man can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
  60. "My concern is not whether God is not on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."
  61. "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."
  62. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."
  63. "No man is poor who has a Godly mother."
  64. "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day."
  65. "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."
  66. "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."
  67. "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves."
  68. "Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing."
  69. "I will prepare and some day my chance will come."
  70. "The best thing about future is that it comes one day at a time."
  71. "All I have learned, I learned from books."
  72. "You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was."
  73. "If you intend to go to work, there is no better place than right where you are; if you do not intend to go to work, you cannot get along anywhere. Squirming and crawling about place to place can do no good."
  74. "To ease another's headache is to forget one's own."
  75. "It really hurts me very much to suppose that I have wronged anybody on earth."
  76. "Truth is generally the best vindication against slander."
  77. "Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most."
  78. "A universal feeling, whether well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded."
  79. "Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."
  80. "I would then like to know how it comes about that when each piece of a story is true, the whole story turns out to be false."
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