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

 

Whatever you are, be a good one. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

No man is poor who has a Godly mother. – Abraham Lincoln

 

The ballot is stronger than the bullet. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

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

 

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln

 

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.

 

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

 

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

 

I will prepare and someday my chance will come. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Do good to those who hate you and turn their ill will to friendship.

 

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? – Abraham Lincoln

 

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did.

 

It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. – Abraham Lincoln

 

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

 

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

 

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged. – Abraham Lincoln

 

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. – Abraham Lincoln

 

The best thing about the future is that is comes one day at a time. – Abraham Lincoln

 

We shall sooner have the bird by hatching the egg than by smashing it. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other right. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

 

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

 

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

 

Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposite to it, in his love of justice. – Abraham Lincoln

 

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end…

 

If 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

 

I distrust the wisdom if not the sincerity of friends who would hold my hands while my enemies stab me. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong. – 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

 

We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety clouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

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. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

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

 

The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.

 

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.

 

I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father’s child has.

 

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all of the time. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Let us remember that all American citizens are brothers of a common country, and should dwell together in the bonds of fraternal feeling. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

I am glad to know that there is a system of labor where the laborer can strike if he wants to. I wish to God that such a system prevailed all over the world. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Fourscore and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

 

No man is good enough to govern another man, without that other’s consent. I say this is the leading principle–the sheet anchor of American republicanism. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth. – 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 sky and say there is no God. – Abraham Lincoln

 

The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they cannot, by individual effort, for at all, or do so well, for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

 

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

He who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these great and true principles. – 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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

 

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

There is not a more fatal error to young lawyers than relying too much on speechmaking. If any one, upon his rare powers of speaking, shall claim an exemption from the drudgery of the law, his case is a failure in advance. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite. – Abraham Lincoln

 

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 it or overthrow it. – ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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