Abraham Lincoln Quotes: Learnings From The Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in Kentucky in 1809.

His freedom of slaves after the Civil War, as well as his leadership during the battle, are remembered and respected.

Lincoln was self-educated and came from modest beginnings, but he was elected to the Illinois State Legislature as a young man.

He eventually rose to the position of Congressman.

In 1860, Lincoln ran for president as a Republican candidate. In a time of uncertainty, he won the election and became president.

Soon after Lincoln took office, the Civil War broke out, and he was responsible for keeping the country together through a tough moment in American history.

Lincoln, a remarkable man with many accomplishments, a big heart, and a bigger voice, fought slavery and issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free all slaves during his administration.

Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play in Washington, DC, in 1865.

Returning to happier times, it was Abraham Lincoln who established Thanksgiving as a national holiday.

An exceptional orator, Lincoln had a way with words and wit that made it impossible not to gain insight, wisdom, and understanding from him.

Here are a few quotes by Abraham Lincoln on various subjects:

“I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

“You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”

“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.”

“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.”

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

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”

“Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”

“I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned.”

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

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

“If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.”

“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.”

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

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