Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on conservatism

What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Lincoln's Cooper Institute Address, February 27, 1860.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on presidency

As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Attributed reply to South Carolina Commissioners

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on criticism and heart

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on adversity, character, men, and power

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

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on civilization, correction, evil, nations, and sympathy

To correct the evils, great and small, which spring from want of sympathy and from positive enmity among strangers, as nations or as individuals, is one of the highest functions of civilization.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln

I cannot make it better known than it already is that I strongly favor colonization.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on dedication and ideas

As the chief speaker at the dedication of the national cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield, statesman Edward Everett wrote to Lincoln: I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Address at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on america, art, compliments, creation, god, justice, poets, praise, study, war, women, and world

Remarks at Closing of Sanitary Fair, Washington D.C., March 18, 1864. I have never studied the art of paying compliments to women; but I must say that if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the world in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during this war. I will close by saying, God bless the women of America!

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, ", p. 254.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on cities, family, nations, people, and sympathy

The most notable feature of a disturbance in your city last summer was the hanging of some working people by other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: reply to New York Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association, March 21, 1864.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on best friend, books, and friendship

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.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content