Favorite Quotations ~  Abraham Lincoln Everyday Strength

"Gentlemen, why don't you laugh? With the fearful strain that is upon me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die." ~ Abraham Lincoln

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A goal properly set is halfway reached.

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.

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

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.

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.

If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said, I am, in height, six feet four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair, and grey eyes. (1860)

Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of a man who wishes to take the good of it, by being a slave himself.

Gettysburg Address