29 Popular Quotes of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was born on February the twelfth 1809, and became the 16th President of the United States on March the 4th 1861 at the age of 52, he died four years later on April the 15th 1865 at the age of 56.

Accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln

1. Abraham Lincoln made the decision to fight to prevent the nation from splitting apart.

2. Abraham Lincoln was an unfaltering commander in chief during the Civil War which preserved the United States as one nation.

3. Abraham Lincoln's foreign policy was successful in preventing other countries from intervening in America's Civil War.

4. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation which began the process of freedom for America's slaves. The document also allowed black soldiers to fight for the Union.

5. Abraham Lincoln was a strong supporter of the Thirteenth Amendment that formally ended slavery in the United States.

6. Legislation Abraham Lincoln signed into law included the Homestead Act, the Morrill Act, the National Banking Act, and a bill that chartered the first transcontinental railroad.

7. Abraham Lincoln set an example of strong character, leadership, and honesty which succeeding presidents tried to emulate. Barack Obama stated during his campaign that he would look to Lincoln as a model.

Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865
Abraham Lincoln

8. Abraham Lincoln gave a series of great speeches before and during his presidency including the House Divided Speech, the Cooper Union Address, the First Inaugural Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural Address.

9. Abraham Lincoln wrote a series of famous letters including the letters to Grace BedellHorace GreeleyFanny McCullough, and Lydia Bixby.

10. Abraham Lincoln's quotes are among the most famous quotes in the world.

Quotes and Thoughts of Abraham Lincoln
  1. Whatever you are be a good one.
  2. Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.
  3. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
  4. Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
  5. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
  6. Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
  7. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
  8. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
  9. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
  10. It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
  11. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
  12. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
  13. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  14. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
  15. Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
  16. Whatever you are, be a good one.
  17. That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
  18. Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  19. To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men.
  20. It is best not to swap horses while crossing the river.
  21. I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
  22. What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
  23. Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
  24. Honest statesmanship is the wise employment of individual meanness for the public good.
  25. You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
  26. Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.
  27. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
  28. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
  29. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.


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