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Abraham Lincoln Quotes

(1809-1865), Sixteenth President of the USA

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong it's reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.

Category: Crisis

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.

Category: Critics And Criticism

If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.

Category: Critics And Criticism

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.

Category: Danger

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.

Category: Death And Dying

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Category: Deceit

You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.

Category: Deception

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Category: Democracy

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.

Category: Democracy

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.

Category: Determination

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Category: Dogs

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

Category: Dreams

The sense of obligation to continue is present in all of us. A duty to strive is the duty of us all. I felt a call to that duty.

Category: Duty

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 may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

Category: Education

If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.

Category: Elections