75+ Most Inspirational Quotes BY Abraham Lincoln And Biography

Abraham-Lincoln

75+ Most Inspirational Quotes BY Abraham Lincoln And Biography

Most Inspirational Quotes BY Abraham Lincoln And Biography :

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

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

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.

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

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

You can tell the greatness of someone by what makes them angry.

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

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

All I have learned, I learned from books.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

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.

Life is hard but so very beautiful.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

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

Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

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.

 

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.

Every person’s happiness is their own responsibility.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

Everybody likes a compliment.

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

The man does not live who is more devoted to peace than I am. None who would do more to preserve it.

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.

In stating a single condition of peace, I mean simply to say that the war will cease on the part of the government, whenever it shall have ceased on the part of those who began it.

I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise.

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

In their enlightened belief, nothing stamped with the Divine image and likeness was sent into the world to be trodden on, and degraded, and imbruted by its fellows.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.

Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world.

Men are not flattered by being shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and them. To deny it, however, in this case, is to deny that there is a God governing the world.

Then came the Black-Hawk war; and I was elected a Captain of Volunteers — a success which gave me more pleasure than any I have had since.

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

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

I don’t believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. So while we do not propose any war upon capital, we do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else.

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.

I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.

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

There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.

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

The point you press — the importance of thorough organization — is felt, and appreciated by our friends everywhere. And yet it involves so much more of the dry, and irksome labor, that most of them shrink from it…

If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.

The true rule for the Military is to seize such property as is needed for Military uses and reasons, and let the rest alone.

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.

In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slavery.

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.

How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.

The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disentrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

Peace does not appear so distant as it did. I hope it will come soon, and come to stay; and so come as to be worth the keeping in all future time.

Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.

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

•   Biography Of Abraham Lincoln  •

Born: February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky.
Died: April 14, 1865
Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln’S mother name was Nancy she was the daughter of Joseph Hanks Lincoln and father’s name was Thomas .Two years later after his birth his family moved to a farm on Knob Creek. There, when there was no immediate work to be done, Abraham walked two miles to the schoolhouse, where he learned the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic.In 1816, the family moved north across the Ohio River to Indiana, a free, non-slave holding territory, where they settled in an unbroken forest in Hurricane Township, Perry County. Lincoln’s formal schooling was limited to three brief periods in local schools, but had a strong interest in books and learning. Most of what he learned was his own and from books he borrowed. His family later moved to Illinois where Lincoln would set out on his own. He had to work constantly to support his family.
When he was nine years old, his mother died and his sister Sarah took care of him until his father remarried. In December 1816 the Lincolns again moved, to the newly admitted state of Indiana across the Ohio river.Lincolns began building a better home and clearing the land for planting. They were making progress when, in the summer of 1818, a terrible disease known as milk sickness struck the region.First it took the lives of Mrs. Lincoln’s uncle and aunt, and then Nancy Hanks Lincoln herself died. Without Mrs. Lincoln the household began to fall apart, and much of the workload fell to Abraham and his sister.Thomas Lincoln always called him lazy he neither understood nor encouraged his son’s intellectual ambition.
From his earliest days he must have had some familiarity with the Bible, for it doubtless was the only book his family owned.Abraham’s father returned to Kentucky and brought back a second wife, Sarah Bush Johnson, a widow with three children. As time passed, the region where the Lincolns lived grew in population. Lincoln himself grew tall and strong, and his father often hired him out to work for neighbors. Meanwhile, Lincoln’s father had again moved his family to a new home in Illinois, where he built a cabin on the Sangamon River. At the end of the first summer in Illinois, disease swept through the region and put the Lincolns on the move once again. This time it was to Coles County. Abraham, who was now a grown man, did not go along. Instead he moved to the growing town of New Salem, where he was placed in charge of a mill and store.

In March 1830 the Lincoln family undertook a second migration, this time to Illinois, with Lincoln himself driving the team of oxen.
Lincoln got a job working on a river flatboat hauling freight down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. After settling in the town of New Salem, Illinois, where he worked as a shopkeeper and a postmaster, Lincoln became involved in local politics as a supporter of the Whig Party, winning election to the Illinois state legislature in 1834.Having just reached the age of 21, he was about to begin life on his own.
Lincoln taught himself law, passing the bar examination in 1836. The following year, he moved to the newly named state capital of Springfield. For the next few years, he worked there as a lawyer, earning a reputation as “Honest Abe” and serving clients ranging from individual residents of small towns to national railroad lines.Lincoln’s reputation as an able and efficient lawyer grew up leaps and bounds. He worked with a number of professional lawyers including Stephen T. Logan and William Herndon. Lincoln earned a seat at the U.S. House of Representative in 1846, where he served a two-year term. Lincoln was heavily against Mexican-American War and President Polk and instead supported the Wilmot Proviso.In the 1848 presidential elections, Lincoln changed his preference as he shifted to the General Zachary Taylor camp for the Whig nomination. Though Taylor won the elections, Lincoln lost to Justin Butterflied
While the northern states of US had banned slavery and were against suppression of people belonging to the lower class or caste, the southern states and the newer territories in the West still did not think of same as morally unethical.Lincoln’s stand against slavery was prominently visible in his ‘Peoria speech’ which he gave on October 16, 1854.

At the 1856 Republican National Convention, Lincoln was second in the contest to become the party’s candidate for vice president.In 1858, Lincoln won the state Republic party’s vote which nominated him for the U.S Senate. While Lincoln professed the seizure of slavery, Douglas promoted his ‘Freeport Doctrine’ according to which local people of a state were free to decide whether or not slavery should be practiced in their state.Lincoln’s Republican Party won great many votes, but the Democratic Party bagged a number of seats thus re-electing Douglas to the Senate.
In 1860, a campaign was organized by the political operatives in Illinois which ran in support of Lincoln for the presidency. On November 6, 1860, Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States. He selected a strong cabinet, which consisted of many of his political rivals such as William Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates and Edwin Stanton On March 4, 1861.
The Emancipation Proclamation, issued on September 22, 1862, and put into effect on January 1, 1863, declared free the slaves in 10 states not then under Union control, with exemptions specified for areas already under Union control in two states. Lincoln spent the next 100 days preparing the army and the nation for emancipation, while Democrats rallied their voters in the 1862 off-year elections by warning of the threat freed slaves posed to northern whites.
With the great Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, and the defeat of the Copperheads in the Ohio election in the fall, Lincoln maintained a strong base of party support and was in a strong position to redefine the war effort, despite the New York City draft riots.
Lincoln hated war, he had to live with the same as secessionists were enraged by Lincoln’s orders and instead announced war. What turned worse was that other southern states like North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Arkansas also joined the Confederate.
Lincoln’s idea for a slave-free nation was not just undermined by the South but by the Constitution as well, which committed the issue to individual states. As such, efforts taken by the Federal government alone could not resolve the issue.
With America’s most deadly conflict, the Civil War, and the unstable economic conditions, Lincoln’s re-election as a President seemed to be doubtful and uncertain. Nevertheless, a master politician that he was, he worked hard to build the strength of the party, fetched support for his policy and fend efforts by Radicals to drop him in the 1864 elections.On March 4, 1865, Lincoln was official sworn in as the President and gave his second inaugural address.
Lincoln increased pressure on the Congress to abolish slavery for good throughout the nation and not in certain states only with the help of a constitutional amendment.The unification of the states eventually led to the consequence for the name of the country ‘United States’. Though the Civil War was the most implacable of the conflicts in America, it did led to the dominance of a singular name, United States for the country by large.
Other than this, Lincoln during his term of presidency vetoed four bills, the most important one being the Wade-Davis Bill with its harsh program of Reconstruction which the Radicals had passed.

Several claims abound that Lincoln’s health was declining before the assassination. One such claim is that he suffered from a rare genetic disorder.Others simply claim he had Marfan syndrome, based on his tall appearance with spindly fingers, and the association of possible aortic regurgitation, which can cause bobbing of the head based on blurring of Lincoln’s head in photographs, which back then had a long exposure time.
On April 14 , 1865, President Abraham Lincoln succumbs to a gunshot wound inflicted by an assassin the night before; he is pronounced dead at 7:22 am.

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