Famous Quotes from Abraham Lincoln.


"We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

We are not enemies, but friends.

- Abraham Lincoln


A house divided against itself cannot stand.

- Abraham Lincoln

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” 

Fourscore and seven years ago . . .

- Abraham Lincoln

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

With malice toward none, with charity for all . . .

- Abraham Lincoln

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” 

Let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

- Abraham Lincoln

"Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction...nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” 

I do the very best I can.

- Abraham Lincoln

“I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference.” 

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution . . .

- Abraham Lincoln

"Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.