Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), aka Honest Abe, was the 16th president of the United States. He was best known for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, which freed millions of African American slaves.
Here are Abraham Lincoln’s top ten most inspirational quotes:
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds to be.
Whatever you are be a good one.
We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Thank you Abraham Lincoln!
Interesting Abraham Lincoln Facts:
- He is the tallest US President, at 6 feet 4 inches tall, and first US President with a beard.
- He was an accomplished wrestler.
- He established the National Banking System and the Department of Agriculture.
- He passed the first Homestead Act of 1862, allowing ownership of land by settlers.
What are some of your favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes?