Top 20 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

You can please some of the people some of the time all of the people some of the time some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.

Abraham Lincoln
in times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.
Abraham Lincoln

you can't escape tomorrow's responsibilities by evading it today

Abraham Lincoln
Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
Abraham Lincoln

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.

Abraham Lincoln
As a general rule, I abstain from reading reports of attacks upon myself, wishing not to be provoked by that to which I cannot properly offer an answer.
Abraham Lincoln

Anybody will do for you, but not for me.

Abraham Lincoln
As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race.
Abraham Lincoln

Did Stanton say I was a damned fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.

Abraham Lincoln
The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.