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

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. view quote

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends. view quote

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. view quote

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. view quote

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. view quote

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. view quote

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

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. view quote

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. view quote

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. view quote

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. view quote

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. view quote

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