Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

The following quotes are all by Abraham Lincoln:

God must love the common man, he made so many of them

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

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...

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward

You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough.

I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.

Your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.

All men are created free and equal.

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

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

Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares.

In very truth he was, the noblest work of God -- an honest man.

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

Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well.

and finally Abe's most popular quote: (but I don't know what it has to do with cards) Four score 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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Abraham Lincoln was born February 16th 1809 in Kentucky. He served in the Illinois state legislator and U.S. House of Representatives prior to becoming the 16th President of the United States. President Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th, 1865 in Washington D.C.

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