Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Love and Sayings
1. My wife is as handsome as when she was a girl, and I, a poor nobody then, fell in love with her; and what is more, I have never fallen out.
#2 Robert Greene, Jost Elfers, The 48 Laws of Power
2. “Why, madam,” Lincoln replied, “do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
#3 Quoted here
3. It is my pleasure that my children are free – happy and unrestrained by parental tyranny. Love is the chain whereby to lock a child to its parent.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Abraham Lincoln Sayings
#1 Josiah G. Holland: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1866, p. 23
1. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
#2 Letter to William H. Herndon, opposing the Mexican-American War, 15 February 1848
2. Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so, whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose, and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
#3 Letter to Isham Reavis, 5 November 1855
3. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
#4 The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2 (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953), p. 532
4. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
#5 Quoted in Mr. Lincoln White House
5. All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.
#6 Noah Brooks: Lincoln’s Imagination”, in Scribner’s Monthly, August 1879, p. 586
6. Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
7. Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser–in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
#8 Abraham Lincoln in: Catherine Zeeb Beginnings: A New Perspective: Life Is Not about the Beginning Or the Ending. It is about the Present Moment, Xlibris Corporation, 12 May 2010, p. 94.
8. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
#9 The Gettysburg Address, 1863
9. 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.
#10 The Baptist Teacher for Sunday-school Workers : Vol. 36 (August 1905), p. 483. The portion beginning with “stand with anybody…” is from the 16 October 1854 Peoria speech
10. 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.
#11 Letter to Joseph Gillespie, 13 July 1849
11. The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
#12-13 Letter to Fanny McCullough, 23 December 1862
12. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it.
13. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say; and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once.
#14 Statement to an Indiana Regiment passing through Washington, 17 March 1865
14. I have always thought that all men should be free;