Encouraging Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Encouraging Quotes by the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln.

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

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

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

  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

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

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

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

  • “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”

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

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

  • “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

  • “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 do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”

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

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

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

  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

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

  • “I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

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

  • “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

  • “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

  • “I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

  • “Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honey-bees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.”

  • “I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.”

  • “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

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