Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Profession: President
Nationality: American


Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old. Abraham Lincoln

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While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years.

If you ask me to cut down a tree I'll spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.

I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.

I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him.

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.

It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.

Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

I could not sleep when I got on such a hunt for an idea until I had caught it; ...This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it north, and bounded it south, and bounded it east, and bounded it west.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.