Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on consequences, control, dogs, self-control, temper, time, yielding, and path

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiation of his temper and loss of self-control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on confession and control

I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: "Letter to Albert G. Hodges," April 4, 1864

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on women

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A woman is the only thing that I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on character and reputation

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 (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on death and popularity

Has it [popular sovereignty] not got down as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death?

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: response in the sixth debate with Senator Stephen A. Douglas, October 13, 1858.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on experience and vices

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on acceptance, nations, survival, and war

Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on books, war, and women

So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: on meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on america, blessings, citizenship, day, disobedience, divinity, fatherhood, harmony, heaven, humility, nations, observation, peace, praise, and purpose

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: "Proclamation of Thanksgiving,” Address, October 3, 1863

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