Abraham Lincoln quotes on slavery and freedom are world famous. Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809. He was an eminent politician and lawyer. He served as the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln led USA through crisis of civil war. He played an important part in strengthening the economy, modernizing the government, and abolishing the slavery. Lincoln was assassinated by a a Confederate sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth, on 15 April 1865.


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

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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“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

“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

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

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

“As a nation, we began by declaring that ‘all men are created equal.’ We now practically read it ‘all men are created equal, except negroes.’ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read ‘all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.’ When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”
Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Letters

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”
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“Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I thought a flower would grow.”
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“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”
Abraham Lincoln, Complete Works – Volume XII

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

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

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

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

“Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.”
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 Quotes

“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

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

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“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

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

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

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

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

“Stand with anyone that is right; stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.”
Abraham Lincoln

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Abraham Lincoln, Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton

“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 Quotes About Slavery

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, “And this too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”
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“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.”
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“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
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.”
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“Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.”
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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
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“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.”
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“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”
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.”
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“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)”
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“Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”
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“You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.”
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“Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.”
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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
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“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
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“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

“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.”
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“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
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

“Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States 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.”
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“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”
Abraham Lincoln, Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
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

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

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
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“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excersize their Constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”
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

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

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”
Abraham Lincoln

“A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.”
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“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

“If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.”
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“Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes… A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”
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“A tendency to melancholy…let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.”
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“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Life is hard but so very beautiful.”
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“The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“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.”
Abraham Lincoln

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”
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“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”
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.”
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“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion. ”
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“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

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
Abraham Lincoln

“I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”
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

“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.”
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

“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

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction … nor of dungeons to ourselves. 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 Quotes

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ”
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.”
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“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, Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858
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“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
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.”
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“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

“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia…could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.”
Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

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