Abraham Lincoln Quotes
Abraham Lincoln Quotes:
Abraham Lincoln was born on 12 February 1809. He was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, paved the way to the abolition of slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernised the economy. Lincoln initially concentrated on the military and political dimensions of the war. His primary goal was to reunite the nation.
He also made major decisions on Union war strategy, including a naval blockade that shut down the South’s normal trade, moves to take control of Kentucky and Tennessee, and using gunboats to gain control of the southern river system. On April 14, 1865, five days after the surrender of Confederate commanding general Robert E. Lee, Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth and died the next day. Lincoln has been consistently ranked both by scholars and the public as among the greatest U.S. presidents.
Quotes By Abraham Lincoln:
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.