Quotes by Abraham Lincoln
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time.
'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Every man is proud of what he does well and no man is proud of that he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from it, and imagines himself exceedingly tired.
Let me not be understood as saying that there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made. I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say that although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still, while they continue in force, for the sake of example they should be religiously observed.