Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Will Inspire You To Success In Life

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman & lawyer who served as the 16th president of u. s. from 1861- 1865. Here we have the best collection of Abraham Lincoln quotes. Lincoln was born into poverty during a cabin & was raised on the frontier primarily in Indiana.

He was self-educated & has become a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois.  Abraham Lincoln was born on 12th February 1809, the 2nd  child of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He died on April 15, 1865. Check below some most memorable Abraham Lincoln quotes.

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

“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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quotes on education
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quotes on leadership
“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

Self Love Quotes

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Freedom

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Freedom
“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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “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, laugh — anything but work.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. -Speech at Clinton, Illinois, September 8, 1854.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “All I have learned, I learned from books.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quotes on success

Abraham Lincoln quotes on success
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” ― 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

 “Achievement has no color” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

 “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.” ― Abraham Lincoln,

 “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Love

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Love
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

 “Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man. (When a skeptic expressed surprise to see him reading a Bible)” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Let no feeling of discouragement prey
upon you, and in the end you
are sure to succeed.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then… find the way.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln quotes on leadership

abraham lincoln quotes about life
“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Force is all conquering, but it’s victories are short lived.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Congressmen who willfully take action during wartime that damages morale and undermine the military are saboteurs and should be arrested, exiled, or hung” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “A tendancy to melancholy…let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Life is hard but so very beautiful” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Nothing will divert me from my purpose.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I don’t like to hear cut and dried sermons. No—when I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Anybody will do for you, but not for me. I must have somebody.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

“Ties better people think you a fool, then open your mouth and erase all doubt.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I am nothing, truth is everything.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Gentlemen, why do you not laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me day and night, if I did not laugh, I should die. ” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semicolin; it’s a useful little chap” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “But for this book we could not know right from wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Never do anything for anyone who can just as well do it themself” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quotes on education

Abraham Lincoln quotes on education
“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“People who have no vices, have very few virtues.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander” ― Abraham Lincoln

“If you think you can you can, if you think you can’t you’re right!” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for to-morrow which can be done to-day.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The written word may be man’s greatest invention. It allows us to
converse with the dead, the absent, and the unborn.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

“I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down…” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“I belive that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Love is the chain whereby to lock a child to its parent.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “I am very little inclined on any occasion to say anything unless I hope to produce some good by it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Writing is the great invention of the world.” ― Abraham Lincoln, 

 “I was a little cross.I ask pardon. If I do get up a little temper I have no sufficient time to keep it up.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“A house divided cannot stand.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

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

“The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln quotes about life

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

 “What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“There can be glory in failure and despair in success.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” ― President Abraham Lincoln

 “Everybody likes compliment.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Important principles may and must be inflexible.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “To sin by silence when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The struggle of today, is not altogether for today – it is for a vast future also.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all – but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “A drop of honey gathers more flies than a gallon of gall” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “He whose wisdom surpasses that of all philosophers, has declared that ‘a house divided against itself cannot stand” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” ― Abraham Lincoln

 “The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him.” ― Abraham Lincoln