41 Famous Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Abraham-Lincoln-That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, and will always be remembered for being one of the most popular and influential US presidents, being outspoken and fair. He led the US through the civil war, abolished slavery and strengthened the economy. He was assassinated on April 15th, 1865.

Abraham Lincoln was able to inspire the nation through his speeches and written words. In the years since, Abraham Lincoln’s words have not only inspired the US, but also the rest of the world. His inspirational quotes reflect an honest, practical viewpoint on living a life filled with passion and purpose.

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Here is the list of 41 inspirational Abraham Lincoln quotes. Leave a comment below sharing your favourites!

1. “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham-Lincoln-That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well

2. “That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

4. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

5. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln

6. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

7. “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.” – Abraham Lincoln

8. “Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

9. “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. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

10. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

11. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” – Abraham Lincoln

12. “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” – Abraham Lincoln

13. “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” – Abraham Lincoln

14. “Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility.” – Abraham Lincoln

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15. “The best way to predict your future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

16. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Abraham Lincoln

17. “All I have learned, I learned from books.” – Abraham Lincoln

18. “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.” – Abraham Lincoln

19. “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

20. “I will prepare and some day my chance will come.” – Abraham Lincoln

21. “I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.” – Abraham Lincoln

22. “I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” – Abraham Lincoln

23. “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

24. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

25. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” – Abraham Lincoln

26. “You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry” – Abraham Lincoln

27. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” – Abraham Lincoln

28. “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” – Abraham Lincoln

29. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

30. “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” – Abraham Lincoln

31. “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham-Lincoln-Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition

32. “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln

33. “You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

34. “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

35. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln

36. “I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.” – Abraham Lincoln

37. “Everybody likes a compliment.” – Abraham Lincoln

38. “You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Abraham Lincoln

39. “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.” – Abraham Lincoln

40. “Life is hard but so very beautiful” – Abraham Lincoln

41. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” – Abraham Lincoln





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