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Mar 15, 2018 These powerful Abraham Lincoln quotes about freedom, adversity, the man left behind a wealth of verifiable wisdom that sounds even better.

Abraham Lincoln is remembered as one of the greatest American presidents of all time.

Abe Lincoln fought for equality within the US and was eventually assassinated on April 15th 1865.

Abraham Lincoln’s words will echo through eternity as he was looked up to as someone who always strived to be honest as often as possible with the people.

A number of Abraham Lincoln’s quotes are hung in locker rooms and classroom halls around the world as an inspiration and reminder for all who want to strive to live a purpose filled life.

Here are our favorite 32 Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes for you to remember.

 

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes

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

2. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

5. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

7. “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

8. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

11. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

14. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln

15. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

16. “Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility.” – Abraham Lincoln

 

 

17. “The best way to predict your future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

21. “You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

26. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

31. “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

32. “Life is hard but so very beautiful” – Abraham Lincoln

 

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Dec 1, 2014 Here are our favorite 32 Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes for you to remember. A number of Abraham Lincoln's quotes are hung in locker.

Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches

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Abraham Lincoln was born on 12th February, 1809, he was the 16th President of the United States. He died on 15th April, 1865. Lincoln’s birthday is celebrated as a Lincoln day. Abraham Lincoln was a beyond doubt a great president.  His vision and dedication inspired the whole nation, and his heritage continues to shape culture even today.

He was also extensively known for his sage-like astuteness he delivered several memorable quotes out of all U.S. presidents in history. He reminds us of noble pursuits, higher values and moving insights.  He was a great leader. With that in mind, here are top 40 most inspiring Abraham Lincoln quotes and inspirational words of wisdom on Lincoln day that are as significant today as they have ever been.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Inspirational Words Of Wisdom 1 – 10

  1. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

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

  3. “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”

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

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

  1. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

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

  3. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”

  4. “Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.”

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

Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Inspirational Words Of Wisdom 11 – 20

  1. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

  2. “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

  3. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

  4. “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.”

  5. “I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”

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

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

  3. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

  4. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” thelincolnite.co.uk

  5. “In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Inspirational Words Of Wisdom 21 – 30

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

  2. “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.”

  3. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”

  4. “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”

  5. “If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.”

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

  2. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.”

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

  4. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

  5. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes and Inspirational Words Of Wisdom 31 – 20

  1. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”

  2. “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.”

  3. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

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

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

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

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

  3. “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.”

  4. “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

  5. “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser day than he was yesterday.

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

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

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

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"Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did.”

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“Perhaps a man's character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing."

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"Do good to those who hate you and turn their ill will to friendship.”

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

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“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

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

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"Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.”

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"We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.”

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"If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end..."

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"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."

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“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.”

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free."

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“The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.”

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"The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me."

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“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.”

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"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."

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"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.”

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“The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite."

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"Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today."

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"I have stepped out upon this platform that I may see you and that you may see me, and in the arrangement I have the best of the bargain."

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"It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river."

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"We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection."

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

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"If all do not join now to save the good old ship of the Union this voyage nobody will have a chance to pilot her on another voyage."

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“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

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"Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong."

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"Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed."

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"The legitimate object of government is 'to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they can not, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, for themselves'."

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"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."

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"I cannot bring myself to believe that any human being lives who would do me any harm.”

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One hundred fifty years after his assassination, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most influential presidents. These words of wisdom are just as.

33 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Remain Relevant Now More Than Ever

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The 16th President of The United States of American, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most iconic figure in world history.

Often quoted because of his wisdom, his life accomplishments have no parallel. From leading the country in civil war, abolishing slavery, modernizing the economy and strengthening the federal govern.

Lincoln's life struggles also are impressive, consider one of the most recognized underdogs that made it big: "Way before presidency, Lincoln tried to succeed in business with 2 ventures with no success. When he was about to get married his fiance died. He lost 8 times in different elections. Meanwhile, he dad a nervous breakdown". 

Despite his failures he never gave up, that led him to be elected to biggest job in the world, as President of the United States, being a remarkable success story, 

Get inside this fighter mindset that became one of the best world leaders of all time with the best 25 inspirational quotes by Abraham Lincoln:

25 Abraham Lincoln Inspirational Quotes

1. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: What you do with your time is what matters, the time you do it is pointless if you do too little. You have 24 hours a day, prioritize what it's most important. Get it done. Move the next day, do it again.

2. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: We can control our feelings, they are connected to our own actions. Don't leave it to randomness.   

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

The meaning behind the quote: Better do little well and learn, than to do big wrong and have no growth whatsoever. 

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

The meaning behind the quote: Elaborate a good strategy, but execute it with full effort and belief! Cause that's the only way it will work.

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

The meaning behind the quote: Happiness is not a goal, is a way of living. You can be happy if you want to, right now. See the beauty in anything, look at the positive side, count your blessings.

6. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: In adversity, all we have to do is fight and overcome, your on your own. With leadership we have to make decisions, not solely for us, but that will affect others. This is when character appears, you can choose to have all for yourself being selfish, or, to share and help others, being unselfish.

7. “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: This quote is a mention to slavery. It makes no sense for men to imprison their own kind. 

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

The meaning behind the quote: Pictures are a portrait of reality. We can't always be beautiful, because life isn't always beautiful, no need to fake it. The first step to make things right, is to see the wrong in them so you can correct it.

9. “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: This is kind of a wordplay. A two-faced person is a person that tells you something but makes the opposite on your back. Lincoln is joking when being accused of being a two-faced person, by making fun of his ugly face using irony.

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

The meaning behind the quote: If enemy and friend are opposites, I guess yes!

11. “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

The meaning behind the quote: You cannot being counting on a divine intervention if you don't do your part. First plant the seed, don't worry who makes the tree grow, he will do it if you plant the seed, trust.

12. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: You can choose to be a pessimist or an optimist in life, it's up to you to decide.

13. “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

The meaning behind the quote: The truth will always find a way to come to surface. While a lie has no legs.

14. “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.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: Be responsible for your own acts. Choose to do your own obligations and you'll be fine.

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

The meaning behind the quote: A friend is a person that opens your mind and takes it to new heights, like the information you can get by reading a great book.

16. “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

The meaning behind the quote: Ever hear about having and accountability partner? This what this quote refers to, a person who helps you to keep your commitment to reach a goal.

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

The meaning behind the quote: No one has the right to criticize others, if they never walked in their shoes.

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

The meaning behind the quote: Don't judge a book by its cover, open the book, get to know the person well before you judge solely on appearance. 

19. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: Great analogy. Again get to know people better, their core values. before making judgments on the way they appear to be. Also, don't worry about your own reputation, work on your character because that's what makes a difference.

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

The meaning behind the quote: You want to gain respect from others, star to respect others and be true to yourself. The quote is about a country but it can be used to portrait anyone and their obligations.

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

The meaning behind the quote: There is plenty of written information about almost everything in this world, search for the information. Be self-assured be reading it.

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

The meaning behind the quote: What you look you'll find. If you are on a negative mindset, only negative you will find. Try the positive one...

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

The meaning behind the quote: You did everything you could do? Hold on, a change is coming, but you must hold on and keep going, although you're tired and seems hard to find the strength to carry on.

24. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” ― Abraham Lincoln

The meaning behind the quote: Have your priorities in check. You must prioritize and sacrifice what is stopping you, if you want to succeed.

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

The meaning behind the quote: I doesn't matter who you are or where you at, as long as you make a full effort to be great doing what you do you'll succeed.

Be GREAT!

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