Abraham Lincoln

I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.

Progress Determination Perseverance

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Discipline Goals Priorities

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.

Life Love Marriage

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

Government Laws

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?.

Conflict Friendship Leadership

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

Growth Improvement Wisdom

I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.

Growth Improvement Integrity

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

Improvement Leadership Motivational

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Awareness Communication Empathy

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Improvement Motivational Success

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Empowerment Independence Responsibility

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character give him power.

Adversity Character Power

I have in irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.

Hope Optimism Purpose

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.

Inspiration Motivational Success

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

Improvement Motivational Recognition

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Advice Peace Popularity

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Deception Honesty Memories

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

Attitude Happiness Mindfulness

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Authenticity Character Perception