Abraham Lincoln's most famous and influential Quotes

Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught Illinois lawyer and legislator with a reputation as an eloquent opponent of slavery, shocked many win the Republican Party’s nomination for president in 1860.Contrary to expectations, Lincoln proved to be a shrewd military strategist and a savvy leader during Civil War. His Emancipation Proclamation, issued in 1863, freed all slaves in the rebellious states and paved the way for slavery’s eventual abolition, while his Gettysburg Address later that year stands as one of the most famous and influential pieces of oratory in history. In April 1865 Abraham Lincoln death made him a martyr to the cause of liberty and Union. Over the years Lincoln’s mythic stature has only grown, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest presidents in the history.

# People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

# I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

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

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

# The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

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

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

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

# 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.

# Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

# Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

# You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

# My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

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

# It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubts.