92 Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes For Finding Courage

Read inspiring quotes said by Abraham Lincoln that will give you the courage to make yourself free.

Who is Abraham Lincoln?

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. He led the nation through his greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War.

Lincoln was regarded as one of the greatest heroes of America due to his role as savior of the Union and emancipator of slaves. He changed the world using his powerful moral rhetoric and by taking action in the fight to end slavery and win the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln Lincoln is known for his leadership during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation an executive order to change the legal status of slaves to ‘free’.

Abraham Lincoln Powerful Quotes to inspire you

Find some best inspiring Abraham Lincoln Quotes to find some motivation in your life.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Happiness

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. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.” ― Abraham Lincoln

4. “If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes about friendship increases your power

5. “I have destroyed my enemies when I make friends with them.” ― Abraham Lincoln

6. “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” ― 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. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” ― Abraham Lincoln

9. “If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.” ― Abraham Lincoln

10. “I am 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

11. “The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.” ― Abraham Lincoln

12. “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Democracy Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

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

15. “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln

16. “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” ― Abraham Lincoln

17. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

19. “You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.” ― Abraham Lincoln

20. “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” ― Abraham Lincoln

21. “In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed.” ― Abraham Lincoln

22. “A nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.” ― Abraham Lincoln

23. “Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government.” ― Abraham Lincoln

24. “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.” ― Abraham Lincoln

25. “Gold is good in its place, but living, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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Abraham Lincoln Quotes to know the value of book

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

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

28. “All I have learned, I learned from books.” ― Abraham Lincoln

29. “The things I want to know are in books.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

Character Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

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

33. “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

34. “I am nothing, truth is everything.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Success Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

35. “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

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

37. “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

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

39. “The achievement has no color.” ― Abraham Lincoln

40. “Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” ― Abraham Lincoln

41. “There can be glory in failure and despair in success.” ― Abraham Lincoln

42. “The struggle of today is not altogether for today – it is for a vast future also.” ― Abraham Lincoln

43. “You can complain because a rose has thorns, or you can rejoice Because the thorns have a rose.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Inspiring Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

45. “There’s no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Leadership Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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

47. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first six of them sharpening my axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln

48. “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

49. “Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” ― Abraham Lincoln

50. “If you are going to fight, don’t let them talk you into negotiating. But, if you are going to negotiate, don’t let them talk you into fighting.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Truth Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

51. “Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

Slavery Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

53. “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

54. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” ― Abraham Lincoln

55. “I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.” ― Abraham Lincoln

56. “Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.” ― Abraham Lincoln

57. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.” ― Abraham Lincoln

58. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

59. “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” ― Abraham Lincoln

60. “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

61. “Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature, opposition to it in his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism, and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Quotes on Mother by Abraham Lincoln

62. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

63. “No man is poor who has a Godly mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln

64. “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Self-Confidence Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

65. “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

66. “I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come.” ― Abraham Lincoln

67. “I do the very best I know-how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” ― Abraham Lincoln

68. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.

69. 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

70. “Nothing will divert me from my purpose.” ― Abraham Lincoln

71. “If you think you can you can, if you think you can’t you’re right!” ― Abraham Lincoln

72. “Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Life

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

74. “The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

76. “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.” ― Abraham Lincoln

77. “Life is hard but so very beautiful.” ― Abraham Lincoln

78. “If you want your name to be remembered after your death either do something worth writing or write something worth reading.” ― Abraham Lincoln

79. “You can lose everything in life, but not dreams.” ― Abraham Lincoln

80. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Education Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

81. “Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.” ― Abraham Lincoln

82. “Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.” ― Abraham Lincoln

83. “Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.” ― Abraham Lincoln

84. “I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned. My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out.” ― Abraham Lincoln

85. “The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation because she never cackles until the egg is laid.” ― Abraham Lincoln

86. “Writing is the great invention of the world.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Courage Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

87. “Stand with anyone that is right; stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.” ― Abraham Lincoln

88. “If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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

90. “Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.” ― Abraham Lincoln

91. “Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous.” ― Abraham Lincoln

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