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Abraham Lincoln is seen as one of the foremost symbols of American democracy. Born to a nondescript family, his life proved that in America any boy can grow up to be President one day. This is a collection of Abraham Lincoln quotes that reflect his beliefs and values. If you want me to include your favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes on this site, please fill out the quotation suggestion form.


  • The Almighty has his own purposes.

  • It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.

  • Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

  • Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.

  • Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them.

  • In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve.

  • Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

  • Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting.

  • I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors, and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

  • Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?

  • 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.

  • That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

  • I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
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