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Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Wikipedia

A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

— Abraham Lincoln

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

— Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.

— Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

— Abraham Lincoln

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

— Abraham Lincoln

If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.

— Abraham Lincoln

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

— Abraham Lincoln

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

— Abraham Lincoln

It is better to trust and be disappointed once in a while than it is to distrust and be miserable all the time.

— Abraham Lincoln

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.

— Abraham Lincoln

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

— Abraham Lincoln

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

— Abraham Lincoln

Think of strangers as friends you have not yet met.

— Abraham Lincoln

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.

— Abraham Lincoln

Whatever you are, be a good one.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Abraham Lincoln

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.

— Abraham Lincoln