president of the United States from 1861 to 1865
Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy.
Abraham Lincoln Quotes Page 13
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
Liquor may have its defenders, but it has no defense.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
As the chief speaker at the dedication of the national cemetery at the Gettysburg Battlefield, statesman Edward Everett wrote to Lincoln: I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes.
I had been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a dome on it.
I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.