Lincoln Quotes

Since today is Lincoln’s Birthday I decided to share some Lincoln quotes. I will also share a few images of Abraham Lincoln that I have shared in other posts.

Alexander Gardner, President Lincoln, Last Portrait?, Lincoln Assassination

A lawyer once asked Mr. Lincoln if the county-seat of Logan County was named after him. Lincoln replied:

Well, it was named after I was.

Lincoln and the Bible, Nation Under God, Lincoln's Birthday, President Lincoln

Lincoln was once asked for a pass through the Union lines and on to Richmond. Lincoln replied:

I should be very happy to oblige you, if my passes were respected; but the fact is, within the past two years I have given passes to Richmond to two hundred and fifty thousand men, and not one has got there yet.

1960 Scrapbook Clipping - Abraham LIncoln - Frank Miller

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

Lincoln Portrait - Newspaper Clipping - Alexander Hesler

I should think a man’s legs ought to be long enough to reach from his body to the ground.

America Without Lincoln?, Editorial Cartoon, President Lincoln

My mind is like a piece of steel — very hard to scratch anything on it, and almost impossible, after you get it there, to rub it out.

Lincoln's Birthday - President Lincoln - Greatness Alone is not Enough - Education - President LincolnEven today there are questions about the immediate ancestry of President Lincoln. Here is what he thought about it at the time.

I don’t know who my grandfather was, and I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.



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