was born on 12 February 1809 near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was brought up in Kentucky,Indiana and Illinois. His parents were poor pioneers and Lincoln was largely self-educated. In 1836, he qualified as a lawyer and went to work in a law practice in Springfield, Illinois. He sat in the state legislature from 1834 to 1842 and in 1846 was elected to Congress, representing the Whig Party for a term. In 1856, he joined the new Republican Party and in 1860 he was asked to run as their presidential candidate.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
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.
Every blade of grass is a study; and to produce two, where there was but one, is both a profit and a pleasure.
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares.
Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean blank face nobody has ever seen that many cabbages were sprouting.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is and the tree is the real thing.
My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.