Abraham Lincoln Quotes for Essay

​Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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

Whatever you are, be a good one.

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

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

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

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.