50 Inspiring Abraham Lincoln Quotes about Achieving Greatness and Creating Personal Independence!

50 Inspiring Abraham Lincoln Quotes about Achieving Greatness and Creating Personal Independence!

50 Quotes by Abraham Lincoln about Achieving Greatness and Creating Personal Independence! 

1. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.-Abraham Lincoln

2. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.-Abraham Lincoln

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

4. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.-Abraham Lincoln

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

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

7. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.-Abraham Lincoln

8. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

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

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

11. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.-Abraham Lincoln

12. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

13. I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.-Abraham Lincoln

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

15. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

16. Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.-Abraham Lincoln

17. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.-Abraham Lincoln

18. Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.-Abraham Lincoln

19. Whatever you are, be a good one.-Abraham Lincoln

20. Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?-Abraham Lincoln

21. I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.-Abraham Lincoln

22. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.-Abraham Lincoln

23. I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.-Abraham Lincoln

24. A house divided against itself cannot stand.-Abraham Lincoln

25. I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.-Abraham Lincoln

26. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.-Abraham Lincoln

27. Everybody likes a compliment.-Abraham Lincoln

28. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

29. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

30. If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.-Abraham Lincoln

31. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

32. When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.-Abraham Lincoln

33. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.-Abraham Lincoln

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

35. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.-Abraham Lincoln

36. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

37. All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.-Abraham Lincoln

38. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.-Abraham Lincoln

39. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.-Abraham Lincoln

40. He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.-Abraham Lincoln

41. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.-Abraham Lincoln

42. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

43. A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.-Abraham Lincoln

44. Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.-Abraham Lincoln

45. 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.-Abraham Lincoln

46. Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.-Abraham Lincoln

47. I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.-Abraham Lincoln

48. Beavers build houses; but they build them in nowise differently, or better now, than they did, five thousand years ago. Ants, and honey-bees, provide food for winter; but just in the same way they did, when Solomon referred the sluggard to them as patterns of prudence. Man is not the only animal who labors; but he is the only one who improves his workmanship.-Abraham Lincoln

49. I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.-Abraham Lincoln

50. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.-Abraham Lincoln

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