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Abraham Lincoln quotes are inspirations for the flourishing of our life. Success is at the top, where you can reach only by ascending the steep stairs of failure. Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th President, spent his childhood in poverty so much that his family had to stumble to find a house. His father did not even have enough money to send Abraham Lincoln to school. To feed his stomach, he started working as a laborer since childhood. Abraham studied from the books demanded from the people. When he stood against slavery, he had to face defeat many times that too.

He failed in business and elections over and over. For instance, at the age of 47, he could not become Vice President, and then at the age of 49, he lost the election to the Senate. His wife died at the age of 26, due to which he became a victim of a Nervous Breakdown. The quality in him was that despite losing so many times in 30 years, he was not disappointed at all; instead, he continued to struggle ahead with new enthusiasm every time. For him, each defeat was just a moment’s hindrance, not an end. On the strength of his struggle, he finally won the election of the 16th President of America and abolished slavery.  So, today let’s learn something great together through some of my favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes.

Here are 53 of the most inspiring Abraham Lincoln quotes to dream big and achieve bigger in life. I believe these Abraham Lincoln quotes will encourage you never to give up in life and pursue humanity.

53 Most Inspiring Abraham Lincoln Quotes To Inspire You

  1. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” –Abraham Lincoln
  2. “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.” –Abraham Lincoln
  3. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today”. –Abraham Lincoln
  4. “Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.” –Abraham Lincoln
  5. “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
  6. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” –Abraham Lincoln
  7. “Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.” –Abraham Lincoln
  8. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” –Abraham Lincoln
  9. “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.” –Abraham Lincoln
  10. “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.” –Abraham Lincoln
  11. “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
  12. “The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth.” –Abraham Lincoln
  13. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” –Abraham Lincoln
  14. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on” –Abraham Lincoln
  15. “You can fool all the people some time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” –Abraham Lincoln
  16. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” –Abraham Lincoln
  17. “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” –Abraham Lincoln
  18. “You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” –Abraham Lincoln
  19. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” –Abraham Lincoln
  20. “I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” –Abraham Lincoln
  21. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln
  22. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” –Abraham Lincoln
  23. “I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” –Abraham Lincoln
  24. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” –Abraham Lincoln
  25. “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” –Abraham Lincoln
  26. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” –Abraham Lincoln
  27. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” –Abraham Lincoln
  28. “Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.” –Abraham Lincoln
  29. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” –Abraham Lincoln
  30. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.” –Abraham Lincoln
  31. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” –Abraham Lincoln
  32. “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.” –Abraham Lincoln
  33. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” –Abraham Lincoln
  34. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” –Abraham Lincoln
  35. “Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.”-Abraham Lincoln
  36. “What is to be, will be, and no prayers of ours can arrest the decree.” –Abraham Lincoln
  37. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.” –Abraham Lincoln
  38. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.” –Abraham Lincoln
  39. “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.” –Abraham Lincoln
  40. “Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.” –Abraham Lincoln
  41. “Nothing is stronger than gentleness.” –Abraham Lincoln
  42. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” –Abraham Lincoln
  43. “I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.” –Abraham Lincoln
  44. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” –Abraham Lincoln
  45. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” –Abraham Lincoln
  46. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” –Abraham Lincoln
  47. “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
  48. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” –Abraham Lincoln
  49. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.” –Abraham Lincoln
  50. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” –Abraham Lincoln
  51. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” –Abraham Lincoln
  52. “You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.” –Abraham Lincoln
  53. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” –Abraham Lincoln

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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