Lincoln Quotes from Speeches and Letters
Aside from the profound achievements of his life, Abraham Lincoln - though primarily self-taught - is also remembered as a talented writer, producing some of our nation's most enduring words.
This small portion of Lincoln's writings are offered here to provide a general sense of his thoughts on several different subjects. We hope that these selections provide some sense of his hopes and his ideals for himself, and for his nation.
Lincoln Quotes: These Lincoln quotes are excerpts from his letters and speeches.
Difference between North and South, December 22, 1860
Did You Know?
Frederick Douglass said Lincoln was "the first great man that I talked with in the United States freely, who in no single instance reminded me of the difference between himself and myself, of the difference of color." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois