*This is a compilation of quotes sourced from the internet.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
The Meaning Of Life | And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.
On Character | Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
On Religion | 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. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
On Motivation | I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
On Believer’s and Non-Believers | I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
On Tenacity | When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
On Belief | Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
On Perseverance | Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
On Being Honest | You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
On Self-Determination | The best way to predict your future is to create it.
On Happiness | Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.
On Education | All I have learned, I learned from books.
On Friendships | The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
On Greatness | You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.
On Failure | My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
On Equality | As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.