Top 20 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln

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
There is no greater injustice than to wring your profits from the sweat of another man's brow.
Abraham Lincoln

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.

Abraham Lincoln
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
Abraham Lincoln

I freely acknowledge myself the servant of the people, according to the bond of service - the United States Constitution; and that, as such, I am responsible to them.

Abraham Lincoln
The blessing always comes back to the door of the author.
Abraham Lincoln

Concede that the new government of Louisiana is only to what it should be, as the egg is to the fowl; we shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.

Abraham Lincoln
I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.
Abraham Lincoln

Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.

Abraham Lincoln
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.