Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

I am the president of the United States of America, clothed in immense power! You will procure me those votes!

Abraham Lincoln
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
Abraham Lincoln

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other's consent.

Abraham Lincoln
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. Abraham Lin
Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
Abraham Lincoln

Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of "Liberty to all" the principle that clears the path for all-gives hope to all-and, by consequence, enterprize [sic], and industry to all.

Abraham Lincoln
Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief -- resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.
Abraham Lincoln

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap - let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primmers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.

Abraham Lincoln
When I lay down the reins of this administration, I want to have one friend left. And that friend is myself.