Lincoln Quotes

There are currently 559 quotes in our database.
Date Quote Topics Share
12/26/1839 Broken by it I too may be; bow to it I never will. Topics: Politics,Inspirational
12/26/1839 I know that the great volcano at Washington, aroused and directed by the evil spirit that reigns there, is belching forth the lava of political corruption ... Topics: Politics
01/20/1841 I have, within the last few days, been making a most discreditable exhibition of myself in the way of hypochondriaism. Topics: Tragedy
01/23/1841 I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Topics: Tragedy
01/23/1841 To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it seems to me. Topics: Tragedy
09/27/1841 I doubt not that it [the Bible] is really … the best cure for the Blues could one but take it according to the truth. Topics: Religion
09/27/1841 The negroes were strung together precisely like so many fish upon a trot-line. In this condition they were being separated forever from the scenes of their childhood, their friends, their fathers and mothers, and brothers and sisters ... Topics: Slavery, Morality
01/03/1842 Intensity of thought … will some times wear the sweetest idea thread-bare and turn it to the bitterness of Death . Topics: Tragedy
02/13/1842 Remember in the depth and even the agony of despondency, that very shortly you are to feel well again. Topics: Tragedy
02/22/1842 When the victory shall be complete … there shall be neither a slave nor a drunkard on the earth. Topics: Slavery, Morality

Research and Collections

Research Division

Research activity including the Papers of Abraham Lincoln.

Oral History

Preserving the stories of Illinois' citizens through spoken word.


Delve into our collections about Lincoln and the Prairie State.

Social Links