Abraham Lincoln Quotes
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
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.
Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired. The little he has done, comes to nothing, for want of finishing.
Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.