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Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865)

 

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

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

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

“The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

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

“When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.”
Abraham Lincoln

“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.”
Abraham Lincoln

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

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”
Abraham Lincoln

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