Great Abraham Lincoln Quotes

If at any time all labour should cease, and all existing provisions be equally divided among the people, at the end of a single year there could scarcely be one human being left alive–all would have perished by want of subsistence.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Labour is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labour, and could never have existed if labour had not first existed. Labour is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

Half finished work generally proves to be labor lost.

And I am glad to know that there is a system of labor – where the laborer can strike if he wants to! I would to God that such a system prevailed all over the world.

Labor is the great source from which nearly all, if not all, human comforts and necessities are drawn.

Labor is the true standard of value.

The prudent, penniless beginner in the world, labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land, for himself; then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. This, say its advocates, is free labor-the just and generous, and prosperous system, which opens the way for all-gives hope to all, and energy, and progress, and improvement of condition to all.

The working men are the basis of all governments, for the plain reason that they are the most numerous…

No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive.

The world is agreed that labor is the source from which human wants are mainly supplied. There is no dispute upon this point.

I don’t believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good. So while we do not propose any war upon capital, we do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else.

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

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

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

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

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

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

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

Abraham Lincoln quote: I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today…

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.