10 Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes about Life


     Abraham Lincoln Quotes about Life, Education and Freedom: Lincoln's 10 Most Inspiring Phrases.  Messages, Quotes, Excerpts and Motivational Phrases!

Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

     Abraham Lincoln (Hodgenville, February 12, 1809 - Washington, DC, April 15, 1865) was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States, a position he held from March 4, 1861 until his murder on April 15, 1865. Lincoln successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the country's territorial integrity, abolishing slavery and strengthening national government.

     Raised in a needy family on the west border, Lincoln was self-taught, became a lawyer, leader of the Whig Party, Illinois state deputy during the 1830s, and a member of the House of Representatives for a term during the 1840s. After a series of debates in 1858, which reverberated across the country showing his opposition to slavery, Lincoln lost a Senate race to his archrival, Stephen A. Douglas.

Lincoln Quotes about Life, Education and Freedom:

  • "No one is competent enough to rule someone else without his consent."

  • "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

  • "Self-respect is the root of discipline; the notion of dignity grows with the ability to say no to yourself."

  • "A leader's greatest ability is to develop extraordinary skills in ordinary people."

  • "Before you begin to criticize the faults of others, list at least ten of yours."

Best President Lincoln Quotes to Reflect:

  • "The field of defeat is not peopled with failures, but with men who fell before winning."

  • "God must love mediocre men. He made several of them."

  • "When I do good, I feel good; when I do evil, I feel bad. This is my religion."

  • "Do you want to meet someone? Give them power."

  • "My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love work."

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