Top 10 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

Abraham Lincoln
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
Abraham Lincoln

Human-nature will not change.

Abraham Lincoln
The struggle of today is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also.
Abraham Lincoln

Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.

Abraham Lincoln
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God.
Abraham Lincoln

The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.

Abraham Lincoln
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.
Abraham Lincoln

I am a little uneasy about the abolishment of slavery in this District of Columbia.

Abraham Lincoln
I have not permitted myself, gentlemen, to conclude that I am the best man in the country; but I am reminded, in this connection, of a story of an old Dutch farmer, who remarked to a companion once that "it was not best to swap horses when crossing streams."