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Author Quotation Topic/Tag
Abraham Lincoln A house divided against itself cannot stand. unity, wisdom, leadership
Abraham Lincoln A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me. woman, funny, mothers
Abraham Lincoln Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. success, determination, change
Abraham Lincoln America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. freedom, liberty, unity, peace, patriotism, change
Abraham Lincoln As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. slavery, democracy, freedom
Abraham Lincoln Avoid popularity if you would have peace. peace, wisdom, life
Abraham Lincoln Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets. leadership, democracy, peace, government, rights, freedom
Abraham Lincoln Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. truth, firm, steadfast
Abraham Lincoln Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. character, integrity
Abraham Lincoln Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them. self-worth, confidence, self-esteem
Abraham Lincoln Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition. humility, ambition, excel, industry, aspire, change
Abraham Lincoln Everybody likes a compliment. gratitude, compliment, recognition, self-worth, self-esteem, confidence
Abraham Lincoln Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. education, skill, training, wisdom
Abraham Lincoln God must love the common man, he made so many of them. self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, positive attitude
Abraham Lincoln Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. government, life, positive attitude
Abraham Lincoln He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. kindness, love, criticism, change
Abraham Lincoln How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. truth, steadfast, integrity
Abraham Lincoln I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. truth, leadership, government
Abraham Lincoln I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong. truth, integrity, honesty, justice, equality
Abraham Lincoln I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. religion, hypocricy
Abraham Lincoln I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. wisdom, learning, mistake, education
Abraham Lincoln I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. diligence, integrity, hard work, persistence, honesty
Abraham Lincoln I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country's cause. patience, diligence, leadership, government, change
Abraham Lincoln I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. integrity, self-worth, self-esteem, pride, confidence, change
Abraham Lincoln I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day. leadership, government, diligence, steadfast
Abraham Lincoln I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. mothers, prayers, learning
Abraham Lincoln I walk slowly, but I never walk backward. steadfast, positive attitude, diligence, patience
Abraham Lincoln I will prepare and some day my chance will come. preparation, positive attitude, faith, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, change
Abraham Lincoln I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. positive attitude, faith, diligence, steadfast
Abraham Lincoln If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? honesty, integrity, leadership, funny
Abraham Lincoln In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. wisdom, life
Abraham Lincoln It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. humility, pride, leadership, wisdom
Abraham Lincoln Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. hard work, diligence, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence
Abraham Lincoln Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory. marriage, life, wisdom
Abraham Lincoln Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. happiness, postive attitude, self-worth, self-esteem, confidence, wisdom
Abraham Lincoln My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. postive attitude, success, leadership, failure
Abraham Lincoln Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. leadership, government, abuse
Abraham Lincoln No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. wisdom, honesty, life
Abraham Lincoln No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. wisdom, honesty, life, government
Abraham Lincoln Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. freedom. liberty, leadership, government, patriotism
Abraham Lincoln People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. happiness, postive attitude, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, change
Abraham Lincoln Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. religion, truth, steadfast, choosing the right
Abraham Lincoln Some day I shall be President. postive attitude, self-esteem, self-worth, leadership
Abraham Lincoln Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality. religion, wisdom, life
Abraham Lincoln Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. wisdom, leadership
Abraham Lincoln That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. success, failure, wisdom, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence
Abraham Lincoln The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use. justice, equality, democracy, leadership
Abraham Lincoln The ballot is stronger than the bullet. leadership, democracy, equality, freedom
Abraham Lincoln The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. wisdom, life, change
Abraham Lincoln The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them. positive attitude, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence
Abraham Lincoln The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. diligence, steadfast, hard work, positive attitude, justice
Abraham Lincoln The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. education, books, learning, friend
Abraham Lincoln The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed. wisdom, life, humility
Abraham Lincoln The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. steadfast, firm, diligence, positive attitude, change
Abraham Lincoln Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. patience, diligence, justice, life
Abraham Lincoln Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. freedom, liberty, democracy
Abraham Lincoln To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. steadfast, firm, diligence
Abraham Lincoln We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it. patience, generosity, love, friend, humililty, change, marriage
Abraham Lincoln What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. wisdom, life
Abraham Lincoln Whatever you are, be a good one. truth, steadfast, honesty, life, wisdom
Abraham Lincoln Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. slavery, wisdom, leadership
Abraham Lincoln With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. truth, choosing the right, steadfast, diligence, leadership, religion, firm
Abraham Lincoln With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. positive attitude, confidence, laughter
Abraham Lincoln You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence. freedom, liberty, democracy