Abraham Lincoln 228 Abraham Lincoln Quotes American President born on February 12, 1809, died on April 15, 1865

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. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. view quote

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

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. view quote

My father... removed from Kentucky to... Indiana, in my eighth year... It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up... Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher... but that was all. view quote

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. view quote

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. view quote

The ballot is stronger than the bullet. view quote

That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. view quote

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. view quote

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. view quote

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. view quote

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