Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes on Life, Leadership and Democracy. One of America’s greatest politicians, most respected and beloved personalities, Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.
He is remembered and revered for his emancipation of the slaves after the Civil War, and his leadership during the conflict.
Lincoln came from humble beginnings and was self-educated, but as a young man was elected to the Illinois State Legislature.Eventually, he became a congressman. Lincoln ran for president in 1860 as a member of the Republican party.
He won the election and became president in an age of turmoil. The Civil War began soon after Lincoln entered office, and he held the country together during the difficult period in American history.
Lincoln opposed slavery, and during his presidency, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation to free all slaves.
In 1865, Lincoln was attending a play at the Ford Theatre in Washington DC when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
He died the next day from his gunshot wounds. Along with George Washington, Lincoln’s place in American history is honored on President’s Day, which takes place each year on the 3rd Monday of February.
Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
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.
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
I do the very best I know how — the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.