Author: Abraham Lincoln

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

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for…

Whatever you are, be a good one

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day

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

A house divided against itself cannot stand

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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

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

I will prepare and some day my chance will come

I will prepare and some day my chance will come

Whatever you are, be a good one

Whatever you are, be a good one.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the…

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.  

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure

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

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

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you…

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

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but…

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition

  Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.  

The ballot is stronger than the bullet

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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

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

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

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

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle

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

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward

“I walk slowly, but I never walk

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