Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country’s greatest moral, cultural, constitutional, and political crisis. He succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.
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.
Sir, 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.
I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
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.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
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.
No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.