Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Whatever you are, be a good one. My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. 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. Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it. There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing. No man is poor who has a Godly mother. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all. I will prepare and some day my chance will come. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. The best way to predict your future is to create it. The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. All I have learned, I learned from books.

Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865