Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.

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

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

If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again.

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.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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 cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully.

I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number.

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

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

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