100+ Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Democracy, Education, Success And Leadership

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One of the America's greatest heroes, who changed millions of lives with his leadership.

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Democracy, Education, Success And Leadership

Abraham Lincoln Motivational Quotes

  1. “In the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”
    In the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years - Abraham Lincoln Quote
  2. “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
  3. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
  4. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most.”
    Discipline is choosing between what you want now, and what you want most. - Abraham Lincoln Quote
  5. “Behind the cloud the sun is still shining.”
  6. “Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”
  7. There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."
  8. “The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.”
    The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it.- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  9. “If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.”
  10. “I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.”
  11. “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
  12. “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”
  13. “You must remember that some things legally right are not morally right.”
  14. “I will prepare and someday my chance will come.”
  15. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”
  16. “Character is like a tree and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
  17. “You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.”
    You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  18. “If we exchange one dollar, we both have one dollar each. But if we exchange one good thought, we both have two good thoughts”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Life

  1. “Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
  2. “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
  3. “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.”
  4. “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
    We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  5. “Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.”
  6. “Love is the chain to lock a child to its parent.”
  7. “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- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  8. “Knavery and flattery are blood relations.”
  9. “I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end”
  10. “My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don't deny it. I'd rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh - anything but work.”
  11. “Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”
  12. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
  13. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other”
  14. “Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.”
  15. “He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
    He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  16. “A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.”
  17. “A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.”
  18. “For people who like that kind of a book that is the kind of book they will like.”
  19. “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.”
  20. “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Freedom

  1. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
  2. “It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest.”
    It is a sin to be silent when it is your duty to protest- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  3. “Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.”
  4. “Those who are ready to sacrifice freedom for security ultimately will lose both.”
  5. “That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes On Democracy

  1. “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”
  2. “The ballot is stronger than the bullet.”
    The ballot is stronger than the bullet- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  3. “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”
  4. “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.”
  5. “Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.”
    Nations do not die from invasion; they die from internal rottenness.- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  6. “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.”
  7. “I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.”
  10. “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”
  11. “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.”
  12. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
    A house divided against itself cannot stand- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  13. “What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?”
  14. “What I want is to get done what the people desire to have done, and the question for me is how to find that out exactly.”
  15. “Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.”
  16. “Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.”
  17. “The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done, but which they cannot, by individual effort, for at all, or do so well, for themselves.”
  18. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Success

  1. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
  2. “Achievement has no color.”
  3. “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- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  4. “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 up to what light I have.”
  5. “That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.”
    That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  6. “The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.”
  7. “Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.”
  10. “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”
  11. “If you would win a man to your cause first convince him that you are his sincere friend.”
  12. “Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.”
  13. “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.”
    The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  14. “I have a congenital aversion to failure.”
  15. “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
  16. “If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Education

  1. “Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.”
    Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  2. “Every head should be cultivated.”
  3. “That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.”
  4. “You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.”
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  5. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”
  6. “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.”
  7. “Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.”
  8. “My mind is like a piece of steel, very hard to scratch anything on it and almost impossible after you get it there to rub it out.”
  9. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
    ;I will prepare and some day my chance will come- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  10. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”
  11. “A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
  12. “Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go read them yourself.”
  13. “A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the yet unsolved ones.”
  14. “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- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  15. “When I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the Rule of Three…. The little advance I now have upon this store of education, I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity.”
  16. “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, and beer.”
  17. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”
  18. “All I have learned, I learned from books.”
  19. “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- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  20. “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”
  21. “A new book is like a friend that I have yet to meet.”
  22. “I am slow to learn and slow to forget that which I have learned.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Leadership

  1. “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.”
  2. “Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
  3. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
    Whatever you are, be a good one- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  4. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
  5. “Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but leave him when he is wrong.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.”
  8. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”
    Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  9. “You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak.”
  10. “When I’m getting ready to reason with a man I spend one third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say—and two thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say.”
  11. “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- Abraham Lincoln Quote
  12. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
  13. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
  14. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
  15. “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

Abraham Lincoln Quotes In Hindi

  1. “ज्यादातर लोग उतने ही खुश रहते हैं जितना वो अपने दिमाग में तय कर लेते हैं।”
  2. “मित्र वो है जिसके शत्रु वही हैं जो आपके शत्रु हैं.”
  3. "अंत में ये मायने नहीं रखता कि आपके पास जीवन में कितने साल बचे हैं, उन बचे हुए सालों में कितना जीवन बचा है, ये मायने रखता है।" 
  4. “मैं जो भी हूँ, या होने की आशा करता हूँ, उसका श्रेय मेरी माँ को जाता है.”
  5. "कोई भी इतना काबिल नहीं है कि वो किसी पे उसकी इच्छा के विरुद्ध हुक़ूमत कर सके।"
  6. “अगर शांति चाहते हैं तो लोकप्रियता से बचिए.”
  7. “यदि आप एक बार अपने साथी नागरिकों का भरोसा तोड़ दें, तो आप फिर कभी उनका सत्कार और सम्मान नहीं पा सकेंगे.”
  8. “जो दूसरों में बुराई ढूंढ़ते हैं, उन्हें निश्चित तौर पे बुराई मिल भी जाती है।”
  9. “किसी भी व्यक्ति के चरित्र और साहस का निर्माण आप उसके पहले और स्वतंत्रता को छीन कर नहीं कर सकते हैं।”
  10. “अपने भविष्य की भविष्यवाणी करने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका इसे बनाना है।”
  11. “लोकतंत्र जनता की सरकार है, लोगों के द्वारा, लोगों के लिए।”
  12. “किसी वृक्ष को काटने के लिए आप मुझे छ: घंटे दीजिए और मैं पहले चार घंटे कुल्हाड़ी की धार तेज़  करने में लगाऊंगा।”
  13. “अगर कुत्ते की पूँछ को पैर कहें, तो कुत्ते के कितने पैर हुए? चार। पूछ को पैर कहने से वो पैर नहीं हो जाती।”
  14. “हमेशा ध्यान में रखिये की आपका सफल होने का संकल्प किसी भी और संकल्प से महत्वपूर्ण है।”
  15. “साधारण दिखने वाले लोग ही दुनिया के सबसे अच्छे लोग होते हैं: यही वजह है कि भगवान ऐसे बहुत से लोगों का निर्माण करते हैं।”

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