Top 10 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

We better know there is a fire whence we see much smoke rising than we could know it by one or two witnesses swearing to it. The witnesses may commit perjury, but the smoke cannot.

Abraham Lincoln
Shall we stop this bleeding?
Abraham Lincoln

Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.

Abraham Lincoln
I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.
Abraham Lincoln

I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races: that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people.

Abraham Lincoln
When I got him out he was near froze solid and shivering. He was shaking so hard that I wasted half a glass of whiskey trying to aim it for his mouth. Must have got enough of it into him, though, since it did seem to bring him back to life.
Abraham Lincoln

When I left Springfield [to become President] I asked the people to pray for me. I was not a Christian. When I buried my son, the severest trial of my life, I was not a Christian. But when I went to Gettysburg and saw the graves of thousands of our soldiers, I then and there consecrated myself to Christ.

Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.

Abraham Lincoln
With firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right.