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Abraham Quotes


"I have existed before Abraham was born." - James Moffatt

"The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable." - Matthew Simpson

"Abraham Lincoln, in order to maintain the unity of the United Statesresorted to the use of, I think Abraham Lincoln, president, is a model, is an example." - Zhu Rongji

"We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did." - Thomas Goodwin

"I think we have reason to thank God for Abraham Lincoln." - Lydia M Child

"Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? - "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It isn't. The Book of Abraham is not central to the restored gospel of Christ." - John Gee

"Moses, Aaron, Abraham, they're all a waste of time. It's your ass that's on the line." - Frank Zappa

"Moses made mistakes, Abraham made mistakes, David made mistakes, Elijah made mistakes..." - Herbert W. Armstrong

"Abraham Lincoln got shot and died, Freed the slaves so they put him on the five." - Too $hort

"My freind is the man who gives me a book I aint read."Abraham Linclion" - John Flanagan

"And always remember, Abraham Lincoln only served one term in Congress, too." - Allen West

"Abraham Lincoln, who said, A house divided... is a condominium. Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill rode to glory on the back of the strong declarative sentence." - William Zinsser

"Even the written history [of Abraham Lincoln's times] is poorly understood by most people." - George Saunders

"The story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac are nowhere in any other tradition." - Elie Wiesel

"I have read where Abraham Lincoln said he wasn't interested in freeing the slaves." - Malcolm X

"It is almost always a mistake to mention Abraham Lincoln. He always steals the show." - Kurt Vonnegut

"[Of Abraham Lincoln after his assassination:] Now he belongs to the ages." - Edwin M Stanton

"Abram, Abraham became By will divine Let pickled Brian's name Be changed to Brine!" - Thomas Henry Huxley

"Abraham Lincoln was the father of a nation and had enormous beliefs that stood well." - Henry Kaufman

"I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and King David." - Luke Ford

"Nick Abraham and I had known each other from Ryerson University." - Ari Millen

"It didn't occur to me that it was possible to breathe life into Abraham Lincoln." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously." - Kerry Thornley

"Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Robert Lincoln bought a nice ski lodge." - Sarah Vowell

"If I have to be typecast, I'd like it to be as Abraham Lincoln." - Sam Waterston

"Somebody wrote a script around us, but Dustin Abraham came with the best one." - Method Man

"If I have erred, I err in company with Abraham Lincoln." - Theodore Roosevelt

"It didn't occur to me that it was possible to breathe life into Abraham Lincoln." - Daniel Daylewis

"Abraham teaches us the right way of conversing with God : "And Abraham fell on his face, and God talked with him." When we plead with Him, our faces should be in the dust." - Richard Cecil

"Abraham Lincoln, in order to maintain the unity of the United States...resorted to the use of, I think Abraham Lincoln, president, is a model, is an example." - Zhu Rongji

"Abraham teaches us the right way of conversing with God: And Abraham fell on his face, and God talked with him. When we plead with Him, our faces should be in the dust." - Richard Cecil

"The Civil Rights movement should thank God for Bull Connor. He's helped it as much as Abraham Lincoln." - John F Kennedy

"Abraham," he said. "I'm pleased to see you alive, old friend." "And I to see you dead." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"- But Abraham, you mean I'm supposed to make stuff up !?!? - You are creators, you make stuff up all the time!" - Esther Hicks

"Mr. Dallstrom is a bald, scarecrow of a man with a poochy stomache. Think of a pregnant Abraham Lincoln." - Richard Paul Evans

"Easy way to make someone sound less powerful, just put DJ in front of their name... ..DJ Abraham Lincoln" - Demetri Martin

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems begin to look like nails. - Abraham Maslow" - Laurell K Hamilton

"I think Abraham Lincoln said believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see." - Mike Pence

"There's no one who I believe has ever captured the soul of America more profoundly than Abraham Lincoln has." - Barack Obama

"Honest Abe never lied. That's the good thing. That's the big difference between Abraham Lincoln and Hillary Clinton." - Donald Trump

"Abraham Lincoln is the guy who could never be elected today, but whom we desperately wish we could elect." - Bill Oberst Jr.

"Abraham Lincoln was a melancholy man, so he had a dark side that appeals to horror fans." - Bill Oberst Jr.

"I think that Abraham Lincoln probably did more to trick negroes than any other man in history." - Malcolm X

"I think there were two great gay Americans obviously, and that was Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman." - Andrew Sullivan

"Abraham ibn Ezra, that restless, versatile Spaniard who wrote on almost every subject which could interest the medieval mind" - Cecil Roth

"I think John Coltrane is one of the great American heroes, like Abraham Lincoln and Emily Dickinson." - Simon Van Booy

"No country has ever fallen while it was truly honoring the god of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." - Louie Gohmert

"I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh." - Hanoi Hannah

"Abraham Lincoln went through 12 generals before he got Ulysses S. Grant. He had never done a Civil War before." - Marianne Williamson

"Very exceeding wonderful is the history concerning Abraham, for the kingdom of Christ is therein wholly represented." - Jakob Bohme

"You cannot build a little guy up by tearing a big guy down - Abraham Lincoln said it." - John Kasich

"I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter." - Burton Richter

"There were so many odd, strange things about Abraham Lincoln that I think nobody knew how to pigeonhole him." - Steven Spielberg

"My grandma would quote Abraham Lincoln all the time: "Whatever you do in life, be a good one."" - Donald Cerrone

"Great was the name of Abraham, but all his Sons were not accepted; only Isaac was in the Covenant." - John Pearson

"We all remember Abraham Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican Party." - Barack Obama

"We want more men and women who walk with God and before God, like Enoch and Abraham." - J C Ryle

"Always bear in mind that our own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln6/26"One must have strategies to execute dreams." - Azim Premji

"Abraham Lincoln suggested never presume to know what God's will is, and I would never presume to know God's will or to speak God's words." - Sarah Palin

"A large stone presented by the archangel Gabriel to the patriarch Abraham, and preserved at Mecca. The patriarch had perhaps asked the archangel for bread." - Ambrose Bierce

"As for me, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are now only the subtlest imaginable essences, which would not stain the morning sky." - Henry David Thoreau

"The convention is the voice, the bone and the sinews of a political party-and sometimes it even nominates an Abraham Lincoln." - Fletcher Knebel

"How many honest men do you know? Take the sinners away from the saints, you're lucky to end up with Abraham Lincoln." - Paul Newman

"Most men have no purpose but to exist, Abraham; to pass quietly through history as minor characters upon a stage they cannot even see" - Seth Grahame-Smith

"The first time I heard Ron Whitehead read I felt what I imagine those who heard Abraham Lincoln deliver The Gettysburg Address felt." - David Amram

""Angelophany" is the visible or otherwise tangible manifestation of angels to human beings. Abraham Lincoln frequently mentioned that he was visited by angels at the White House...." - James R. Lewis

"In our resolve to build a better world... we seek to summon what Abraham Lincoln called the better angels of our nature." - James Earl Jones

"My first fight was a little weasel from American called Andre Dirrell. I say that because he runs and holds, and I hope Abraham bangs him out." - Carl Froch

"I don't want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God's side." - John F Kerry

"Islam undoubtedly deserves respect. It has some things in common with Christianity, such as Abraham as a common progenitor, and the belief in only one God." - Walter Kasper

"Beneath this stone old Abraham lies; Nobody laughs and nobody cries. Where he is gone, and how he fares, Nobody knows and nobody cares." - Abraham Newland

"With whom there is no place of toil, no burning heat, no piercing cold, nor any briars there... this place we call the Bosom of Abraham." - Flavius Josephus

"As we go from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt to Mitt Romney, I now understand why the Republicans don't believe in evolution." - Andy Borowitz

"If I could be any famous person, I'd be John Wilkes Booth, because I'd love to shoot Abraham Lincoln in the face" - Thom Yorke

"In this temple As in the hearts of the people For whom he saved the Union The memory of Abraham Lincoln Is enshrined forever" - Royal Cortissoz

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history." - Robert Foster Bennett

"Take advice, but not orders. Only give yourself orders. Abraham Lincoln once said, 'Since I will be no one's slave, I will be no one's master.'" - Jim Rohn

"You don't know who to believe. Like Abraham Lincoln. He said all men were created equal. He never went to a nude beach." - Rodney Dangerfield

"To become great, you have to be born great. If you are born again then you are the seed of Abraham. That means you have greatness in you!" - Chris Oyakhilome

"If you have been given a word from God, you must continue in that direction until it comes to pass (even twenty five years like Abraham)." - Henry Blackaby

"The fact that Abraham Lincoln ever, ever became President is either a freak accident of history... or destiny; God's providence to America." - Bill Oberst Jr.

"Steven Spielberg is going to release a biopic about Abraham Lincoln next year. Right, that's a good way to honor Lincoln by sending people to the theater." - Jimmy Fallon

"There have been many amazing Presidents in American history, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, all of whom I greatly admire." - Donald Trump

"For me [Patriarchs] exist. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob exist today. They are people that you see with white beards. I have no doubt of their existence." - Elie Wiesel

"Abraham is trying to obey God, but not to kill. I feel that moment is one of the defining moments of Jewish faith." - Elie Wiesel

"My wife told me that in the Bible, Abraham circumcised himself... wow! I can't even get to the bank before it closes." - Jim Gaffigan

"When Abraham Lincoln was shoveled into the tombs, he forgot the copperheads and the assassin... in the dust, in the cool tombs." - Carl Sandburg

"Being the companion of the folk of this world is fire. There must be an Abraham if the fire is not going to burn." - Shams Tabrizi

"Charles Darwin, the Abraham of scientific men - a searcher as obedient to the command of truth as was the patriarch to the command of God." - John Tyndall

"Abraham Lincoln needs no marble shaft to perpetuate his name; his words are the most enduring monument, and will forever live in the hearts of the people." - Osborn H. Oldroyd

"Father, Father Abraham, To-day look on us from above; On us, the offspring of thy faith, The children of thy Christ-like love." - James Weldon Johnson

"When Abraham Lincoln was shovelled into the tombs, he forgot the copperheads and the assassin... in the dust, in the cool tombs." - Carl Sandburg

"Steven Spielberg is going to release a biopic about Abraham Lincoln next year. Right, that's a good way to honor Lincoln ? by sending people to the theater." - Jimmy Fallon

"We know enough at this moment to say that the God of Abraham is not only unworthy of the immensity of creation; he is unworthy even of man." - Sam Harris

"In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement." - Peter Agre

"Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars. I will not forget thy word. Amen." - Blaise Pascal

"Being the companion of the folk of this world is fire. There must be an Abraham if the fire is not going to burn [you]." - Shams Tabrizi

"Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan. They'd all fit more under the Libertarian label than the modern day Republican label." - Drew Carey

"American foreign policy and military might have opened an opportunity for the Gospel in the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." - Charles Stanley

"If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car, it is time to spend a few hours on history." - Bo Bennett

"I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward." - Henry Villard

"Painting for a whole morning gives one as excellent an appetite for one's dinner, as old Abraham Tucker acquired for his by riding over Banstead Downs." - William Hazlitt

"When I was a child I had a crush on Abraham Lincoln. Why I would choose to reveal this, I know not." - Julia Roberts

"In high school, I weighed 175 to 180. I looked like Abraham Lincoln. I was 6-foot-3, biggest thing in the class, but tall, not fat." - Willard Scott

"George Washington sets the nation on its democratic path. Abraham Lincoln preserves it. Franklin Roosevelt sees the nation through depression and war." - Robert Dallek

"Abraham is the shared ancestor of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He stands at the heart of these three faiths. And yet you know almost nothing about him." - Bruce Feiler

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, letter to Joseph Gillespie, July 13, 1849 Friendship is insipid to those who have experienced love." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"How did Abraham know that it was God that bid him offer his son, being a breach of the sixth commandment?" - Anne Hutchinson

"Abraham Lincoln had great clarity of mind and expression, and he worked to make it clearer -reading Euclid in his early 30s to train his mind." - William Lee Miller

"Abraham Lincoln was not philosopher, exactly. But he did have a strong mind, which sought generalizations as well as particulars. He had a terrific memory." - William Lee Miller

"There was specific constitutional provision for emergency measures in the case that Abraham Lincoln faced - an insurrection - which no other president has faced." - William Lee Miller

"It was not to save a nation that Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac, nor to appease angry gods... Then why does Abraham do it? For God's sake... He does it for the sake of God because God demands proof of his faith... He was not justified by being virtuous, but by being an individual submitted to God in faith." - Soren Kierkegaard

"I assume, gladly, that in the allocation to America of remarkable leaders like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln, the Lord was just as careful. After all, if you've got only one Abraham Lincoln, you'd better put him in that point in history when he's most needed-much as some of us might like to have him now." - Neal A Maxwell

"I think that when you look at the great politicians, the two greatest in my view were George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, they certainly had character traits. You also know Abraham Lincoln overcame severe depression problems that he had when he was younger, which gave him the strength and the character later on." - John Mccain

"O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections." - George Whitefield

"We shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it. Abraham Lincoln, White House speech 11 April 1865. Or arm th' obdured breast With stubborn patience as with triple steel." - John Milton

"Gorbachev's stance contrasts admirably with the policy of the sainted Abraham Lincoln, who used massive force and mass murder to force the seceding Southern states to remain in the Union." - Murray Rothbard

"The land promised to Abraham and his descendants is once again theirs. God always keeps His promises. Even in times of cataclysmic upheaval and change, God's love and faithfulness are unchanging." - Lynn Austin

"But if one doesn't have a character like Abraham Lincoln or Joan of Arc, a diet simply disintegrates into eating exactly what you want to eat, but with a bad conscience." - Maria Franziska von Trapp

"I also know that every person faces adversity in life. Abraham Lincoln held this seat in Congress in one term. But few faced as many defeats in his personal, business and public life as he did," - Aaron Schock

"Most of the leading figures of the Old Testament were polygamists. Abraham had several wives and concubines. If they wanted, they could say this was approved in the Bible." - Desmond Tutu

"Man you can define; but the true essence of any man, say, for instance, of Abraham Lincoln, remains the endlessly elusive and mysterious object of the biographer's interest, of the historian's comments, of popular legend, and of patriotic devotion." - Josiah Royce

"Johnny Cash was the champion of the voiceless, the underdogs and the downtrodden. He was also something of a holy terror, like Abraham Lincoln with a wild side. He represented the best of America." - Kris Kristofferson

"Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare's kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings." - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican." - Marion Berry

"Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others." - Joseph Franklin Rutherford

"When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, "I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends."" - Abraham Lincoln

"This play John Drinkwater's Abraham Lincoln holds the season's record, thus far, with a run of four evening performances and one matinee. By an odd coincidence, it ran just five performances too many." - Dorothy Parker

"Abraham: You did not come into this environment to create through action. Instead, your action is meant to be a way in which you enjoy what you have created through thought." - Esther Hicks

"When Abraham Lincoln was murdered The one thing that interested Matthew Arnold Was that the assassin shouted in Latin As he lept on the stage This convinced Matthew There was still hope for America." - Christopher Morley

"How many kids are in the Graveyard?" "A bunch." "Who sends your supplies?" "George Washington. Or is it Abraham Lincoln? I forget." "How often do you receive new arrivals?" "About as often as you beat your wife." - Neal Shusterman

"When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends." - Anonymous

"Over hundred years ago Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act. There was wide distribution of land and they didn't confiscate anyone's privately owned land... We need an industrial Homestead Act." - Ronald Reagan

"Yes, polygamy is one of the relics of Adam, of Enoch, of Noah, of Abraham, of Isaac, of Jacob, of Moses, David, Solomon, the Prophets, of Jesus, and his apostles." - Brigham Young

"... wo unto that Nation or house or people who seek to hinder my People from obeying the Patriarchal Law of Abraham which leadeth to a Celestial Glory... for whosoever doeth those things shall be damned Saith the Lord." - Wilford Woodruff

"Abraham Lincoln once said that if you are a racist, I will attack you with the north. And those are the principles that I carry with me in the workplace." - Michael Scott

"I believe that the flag of the Confederate States of America is a painful symbol and reminder of racial injustice and slavery which (Abraham) Lincoln denounced from here over 150 years ago" - Howard Dean

"If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words 'I baptise thee in the name of Abraham'." - Martin Luther

"Abraham Lincoln was on the side of the social scientists when he said, "God must have loved the people of lower and middle socioeconomic status, because he made such a multiplicity of them." - Edwin Newman

"Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore had the same title. They were both presidents of the United States, but their tenure in office and their legacy could not be more different." - Barack Obama

"I apply the Abraham Lincoln test for moral casuistry: 'If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.' Well, then, if waterboarding does not constitute torture, then there is no such thing as torture." - Christopher Hitchens

"The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather, or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln." - S I Hayakawa

"Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others - white and black - preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence." - Ronald Reagan

"The life of Abraham Lincoln is by most accounts an amazing study in character formation. Yet he was notoriously disorganized; he even had a file in his law office labeled If you can't find it anywhere else, try looking here." - John Ortberg

"What is the good news to the poor? Christ took your poverty at the cross and gave you the riches of Abraham. The chains of poverty have been broken at the cross." - John Hagee

"Nevada involved cattle, right? First of all, I thought the Lord owned the cattle on the thousand hills. What about the fact that even in early Scripture, the issue of water and forage rights is actually talked about by Abraham?" - Matt Shea

"[T]he only thing wrong with Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address was that it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people." - H L Mencken

"John Adams was a farmer, Abraham Lincoln a small town lawyer. Plato and Socrates were teachers. Jesus was a carpenter. To equate wisdom and judgement with occupation is at best insulting." - Mark Sheppard



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