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Abraham Lincoln quotes

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

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

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.

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

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

Knavery and flattery are blood relations.

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

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

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.

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

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

In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

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

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

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

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.