Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

Quotations From ABRAHAM LINCOLN

» More about Abraham Lincoln on Poemhunter

 

  • 51.
    I believe you to be a brave and a skillful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Joseph Hooker, Jan. 26, 1863. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 6, p. 78, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). Preliminary words to calling a general on the carpet.

    Read more quotations about / on: soldier, believe
  • 52.
    I must, in candor, say I do not think myself fit for the Presidency.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Thomas J. Pickett, Apr. 16, 1859. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 377, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 53.
    Thus let bygones be bygones. Let past differences, as nothing be.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech at a Republican banquet, Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 10, 1856. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 385, Rutgers University Press (1955, 1990).
  • 54.
    I certainly know that if the war fails, the administration fails, and that I will be blamed for it, whether I deserve it or not. And I ought to be blamed, if I could do better. You think I could do better; therefore you blame me already. I think I could not do better; therefore I blame you for blaming me.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Carl Schurz, Nov. 24, 1862. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 509, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

    Read more quotations about / on: war
  • 55.
    Stand with anybody that stands RIGHT. Stand with him while he is right and PART with him when he goes wrong.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech at Peoria, Illinois, Oct. 16, 1854. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 273, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 56.
    It may be affirmed, without extravagance, that the free institutions we enjoy, have developed the powers, and improved the condition, of our whole people, beyond any example in the world.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Message to Congress in special session, July 4, 1861. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 4, p. 437, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

    Read more quotations about / on: people, world
  • 57.
    How miserably things seem to be arranged in this world. If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Joshua F. Speed, Feb. 25, 1842. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 1, p. 281, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

    Read more quotations about / on: loss, world
  • 58.
    Twenty-two years ago Judge [then-Senator Stephen] Douglas and I first became acquainted. We were both young then; he a trifle younger than I. Even then, we were both ambitious; I, perhaps, quite as much so as he. With me, the race of ambition has been a failure—a flat failure; with him it has been one of splendid success.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. fragment on Stephen A. Douglas, Dec. 1856? Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 2, p. 382, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

    Read more quotations about / on: success
  • 59.
    The cause of civil liberty must not be surrendered at the end of one, or even one hundred defeats.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. letter to Henry Asbury, Nov. 19, 1858. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 339, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
  • 60.
    Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. fragment on free labor (Sep. 17, 1859?). Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 3, p. 462, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).

    Read more quotations about / on: inspiration, hope
[Hata Bildir]