Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
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.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.