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Abraham Lincoln Quotes And Sayings

Abraham Lincoln Quotes - 30 Inspirational Sayings of the Former US President

Looking for a collection of inspirational Abraham Lincoln quotes? Then you can breathe easy now, because here it is! Lincoln was the 16th president of the USA. He symbolizes like no other the unity of the nation of his country, the democratic virtues and the liberation of slaves.

In this collection of sayings I would like to give you his most valuable short and also long sayings.

My please: Keep in mind that many of Lincoln's quotes have been translated. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them and feel free to leave a corrective comment. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

30 Effective Abraham Lincoln Quotes And Sayings

In the 19th century, the USA was divided into northern and southern states due to the slavery issue. Even though the resulting civil war cost hundreds of thousands of lives, Lincoln managed to unify his country. Feel free to use his following quotes as a constant source of inspiration.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be."
  2. "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
  3. "Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it."
  4. "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."
  5. "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
  6. "The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation, because she never cackles until the egg is laid."
  7. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing."
  8. "Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
  9. "I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody."
  10. "No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."

Tip: Do you know what Whataboutism means? In the linked article, I introduce you to the argumentation technique that is unfortunately often used nowadays, but which distracts from the grievances that are actually the subject of discussion.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "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."
  2. "People who have no vices, have very few virtues."
  3. "Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing."
  4. "Democracy: the government of, by and for the people."
  5. "God must love the common man, he made so many of them."
  6. "No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent."
  7. "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."
  8. "There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes."
  9. "The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty."
  10. "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 Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "Life is hard but so very beautiful."
  2. "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
  3. "As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy."
  4. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt."
  5. "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."
  6. "I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday."
  7. "It is much easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going."
  8. "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong."
  9. "I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have."
  10. "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."

Can you think of any other sayings about Abraham Lincoln that I've forgotten here? Then feel free to write me a suggestion directly in the comments.

Using Abraham Lincoln's quotes as a constant source of inspiration!

Abraham Lincoln was a truly skilled orator and tactician. He is one of the most famous presidents in U.S. history for good reason, as he ensured the end of slavery in 1865. I hope I could inspire you with his quotes.

In conclusion I give you now further articles that fit his values and could promote your personal development:

Do you have any questions about the Abraham Lincoln quotes or can you think of any others? As always, feel free to leave me a comment.

Stay Inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: In the Quotes blog thousands of other effective sayings are waiting for you. Next, for example, take a look at the Benjamin Franklin Quotes. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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