Top 10 Best Abraham Lincoln Quotes List
When it comes to inspiration great persons are the one who have the experience and direction which can be of great help. One among them is the sixteenth president of United States, Abraham Lincoln. His life incidents have inspired many and is a source of learning. His deeds and sayings have a great insight and thoughtfulness. Here I have shared the top 10 best Abraham Lincoln quotes and below is a excerpt from his life.
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Abraham Lincoln Quotes List
#1 “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
#2 “The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”
#3 “There are but two types of men who desire war: those who haven’t the slightest intention of fighting it themselves, and those who haven’t the slightest idea what it is. … Any man who has seen the face of death knows better than to seek him out a second time.”
#4 “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.”
#5 “I know not how to aid you, save in the assurance of one of mature age, and much severe experience, that you can not fail, if you resolutely determine, that you will not.”
#6 “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”
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#7 “The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both *may* be, and one *must* be, wrong. God cannot be *for* and *against* the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God’s purpose is something different from the purpose of either party – and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaption to effect His purpose. I am almost ready to say that this is probably true – that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet. By His mere great power, on the minds of the now contestants, He could have either *saved* or *destroyed* the Union without human contest. Yet the contest began, And, having begun He could give the final victory to either side any day. Yet the contest proceeds.”
#8 “Of our political revolution of ’76, we all are justly proud. It has given us a degree of political freedom, far exceeding that of any other nation of the earth. In it the world has found a solution of the long mooted problem, as to the capability of man to govern himself. In it was the germ which has vegetated, and still is to grow and expand into the universal liberty of mankind.”
#9 “The emancipation proclamation applies to Arkansas. I think it is valid in law, and will be so held by the courts. I think I shall not retract or repudiate it. Those who shall have tasted actual freedom I believe can never be slaves, or quasi slaves again.”
#10 “Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief — 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.”
So these were the top 10 best Abraham Lincoln quotes. Here is a small excerpt from his life, a incident that inspires never to quit and keep moving ahead. Because every story has a happy ending and if you are not happy your story has not ended yet.
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Excerpt From His Life
Once Lincoln was sitting near his friend. His friend was in a deep grief and was feeling low. He was telling Lincoln about his unsuccessful life and how bad it makes him feel. His failures were a burden to him and that he wants to quit. After his narration was over Lincoln handed him a piece of paper. After having a glance on it his friend smiled and walked ahead to make another try for success. Here is what was written on the piece of paper –
- Unsuccessful in business ( at age of 21)
- Was miserably lost in legislative elections (at age of 22)
- Faced the untimely death of his sweetheart (at age of 24)
- Had to suffer a severe nervous breakdown (at age of 27)
- Was defeated in Congressional race (at age of 34)
- Had to face failure of becoming a Senator (at age of 45)
- Failed again in becoming a vice president (at age of 47)
- Had to overcome the failure of losing Senatorial race (at age of 49)
- Finally became the 16th President of United States of America(at age of 52)
This was a incident that many of you would have heard. The life of Abraham Lincoln was great and so are his speeches and sayings. Just keep working with dedication and success will be yours.
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