14 good Abraham Lincoln Quotes

14 good Abraham Lincoln Quotes

For about 150 years ago, one man was elected president of USA, and he managed to do more than many before and after him has done.

1. ”If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what’s said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

2. ”Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”

3. ”In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.”


4. ”Whenever I hear any one arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

5. ”The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity.”

6. ”A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

7. ”Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.”

8. ”America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”


9. ”Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”

10. ”Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

11. ”Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

12. ”Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.”

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

14. ”I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”

Abraham Lincoln was indeed a great man, let us pray and hope that there will be more like him, who can bring peace and understandment to the world