Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? Abraham Lincoln

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

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. Abraham Lincoln

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Abraham Lincoln

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. Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln

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

No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent. Abraham Lincoln

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln

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. Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. Abraham Lincoln

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Abraham Lincoln

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back. Abraham Lincoln

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abraham Lincoln

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

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln