Quotes by: Abraham Lincoln
It has so happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others have, without labor, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits.
A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
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.
We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
For my part, I desire to see the time when education - and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry - shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning the other.
These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'
Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.