Abraham Lincoln QuotesCollection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me insufficient for that day.
All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Born: February 12, 1809
Died: April 15, 1865
Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the sixteenth President of the United States who inspired many.
He died on April 15th , the morning after being shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.
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