Abraham Lincoln’s teachings to lead a blissful life.

Abraham Lincoln’s is one of the legend who came through so many difficulties and tribulation entire life,but still he turned all his failures into success. He not only became US President but also through his motivation and work touched the hearts of millions of people.

Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.


“Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.”

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

“Every man’s happiness is his own responsibility.”

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

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

“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 up to what light I have.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

“Get books, sit yourself down anywhere, and go to reading them yourself.”

“When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

“I will prepare and someday my chance will come.”

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

“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.”

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”

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

“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.”

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

“I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.” 

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

“I’m a slow walker, but I never walk back.” 

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.” 

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

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”

“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.”

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” 

“In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.”

 “A capacity, and taste, for reading, gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the [yet] unsolved ones.”

“If you would win a man to your cause first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” 


  1. See the positive in people.
  2. Be honest.
  3.  Unite.
  4. Create a friend where there is none.
  5. Believe in and go after your own success.
  6. Persist.
  7. Sharpen your axe.
  8. Take a responsibility for your own life.
  9. Happiness is optional.
  10. Live your life fully.

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