Abraham Lincoln

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. - Abraham Lincoln

Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world? - Inaugural Address, 1861 - Abraham Lincoln

Public sentiment is everything, without it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed. - Abraham Lincoln

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. - Abraham Lincoln

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln

I never behold them (the heavens filled with stars) that I do not feel I am looking into the face of God. I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. - Abraham Lincoln

With high hopes for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured. (1865 second inaugural address - regarding the progress of the Civil War) - Abraham Lincoln

I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be. - Abraham Lincoln

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

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln

In a large sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. - Abraham Lincoln

Weakness is what keeps driving us to God, by the overwhelming conviction that there just isn't anywhere else to go. - Abraham Lincoln

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds. - Abraham Lincoln

With firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us finish the work we are in... to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln

Itís not the years in your life that count. Itís the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.  - Abraham Lincoln

He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met. - Abraham Lincoln

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one? - Abraham Lincoln

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. {1863 Presidential Proclamation} - Abraham Lincoln

Having chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts. - Abraham Lincoln

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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. - Abraham Lincoln

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. - Abraham Lincoln