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The Great Thought: Abraham Lincoln



Education does not mean teaching people what they do not know. It means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong.

Investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.

औरत ही एक मात्र प्राणी है जिससे मैं ये जानते हुए भी की वो मुझे चोट नहीं पहुंचाएगी, डरता हूँ।

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

A house divided cannot stand.

No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

प्रजातंत्र लोगों की, लोगों के द्वारा, और लोगों के लिए बनायीं गयी सरकार है।

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

I am nothing, truth is everything.

Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

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.

A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault.

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. God cannot be for, and against the same thing at the same time.

Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.

Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.

शत्रुओं को मित्र बना कर क्या मैं उन्हें नष्ट नहीं कर रहा ?

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.

The loss of enemies does not compensate for the loss of friends.

If frienship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.

What ever you are, be a good one.

मेरी चिंता ये नहीं है की भगवान मेरे साथ है या नहीं। मेरी चिंता ये है की मै भगवान के साथ हूं या नहीं। क्योंकि भगवान हमेशा सही होता है।

शादी ना तो स्वर्ग है ना नर्क है यह तो केवल यातना है।

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

मित्र वो है जिसके शत्रु वही हैं जो आपके शत्रु हैं।

जब मै कुछ अच्छा करता हूं तो मुझे अच्छा लगता है, और जब मै कुछ बुरा करता हूं तो मुझे बुरा लगता है। यही मेरा धर्म है।

The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation is the philosophy of government in the next.

अगर शांती चाहते हैं तो लोकप्रियता से बचिए।

बैलट, बुलेट से ज्यादा शक्तिशाली है।

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

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

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.

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.

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

The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.

A universal feeling, whether well or ill-founded cannot be safely disregarded.

If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Well, I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.

I am very little inclined on any occasion to say anything unless I hope to produce some good by it

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know that his hand is in it. If He has a place and work for me - and I think He has - I believe I am ready.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.

Live a good life. In the end it is not the years in a life, but the life in the years.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.

To remain as I am is impossible; I must die or be better, it appears to me.

I have come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason, I can never be satisfied with anyone who would be blockhead enough to have me.

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

दुश्मन को खत्म करने का सबसे अच्छा तरीका यह है की आप उसे दोस्त बना ले।

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Anybody will do for you, but not for me. I must have somebody.

All I have learned, I learned from books.

Women are the only people I am afraid of who I never thought would hurt me

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

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

If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.

The best way to defeat an enemy is to make him your friend.

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

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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.

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

साधारण दिखने वाले लोग ही दुनिया के सबसे अच्छे लोग होते हैं, यही वजह है कि भगवान ऐसे बहुत से लोगों का निर्माण करते हैं।

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

उस व्यक्ति को आलोचना करने का अधिकार है जो सहायता करने की भावना रखता है।

I laugh because I must not cry, that is all, that is all.

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.

हमेशा अपने दिमाग में यह बात बैठाकर रखे की सफलता के प्रति आपका अपना दृष्टिकोण सबसे महत्त्वपूर्ण है बजाय दुसरो के।

जो लोग दुसरो को आजादी नहीं देते उन्हें खुद भी इसका हक नहीं होता।

इंतजार करने वालो को केवल प्राप्त होता है, जो मेहनत करने वाले छोड़ जाते है।

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

Truth is generally the best vindication against slander

Take all that you can of this book upon reason, and the balance on faith, and you will live and die a happier man.

कुछ लोगो के द्वारा प्राप्त की गई महान सफलता इस बात का प्रमाण है की बाकी सारे लोग भी इसे प्राप्त कर सकते है।

I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.

भविष्य के सन्दर्भ में सबसे बढ़िया बात यह है की ये एक दिन निश्चित समय पर आता है।

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.

अंत में वो आपकी ज़िन्दगी के साल नहीं है जो गिने जाते है बल्कि वो आपके सालों में ज़िन्दगी है जो गिनी जाती है।

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition... I have no other so great as that of being truely esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.

हमेशा ध्यान में रखिये की आपका सफल होने का संकल्प किसी भी और संकल्प से महत्त्वपूर्ण है।

The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he made so many of them.

Believing everyone is dangerous, but believing nobody is more dangerous.

अधिकतर लोग उतने ही खुश होते है जितना की वे होना चाहते है।

We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.

You can please some of the people some of the time all of the people some of the time some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.

In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions.

A drop of honey gathers more flies than a gallon of gall.

Stand with anyone that is right; stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.

People who have no vices, have very few virtues.

Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

I belive that people should fight for what they believe and only what they believe.

Love is the chain whereby to lock a child to its parent.

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

कार्य की अधिकता से उकताने वाले व्यक्ति कभी कोई बड़ा कार्य नहीं कर सकते।

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.

आप सारे लोगो को कुछ देर धोखा दे सकते है। या कुछ लोगो को हमेशा धोखे में रख सकते है। पर आप सभी लोगो को हमेशा धोखे में नहीं रख सकते।

यदि आप एक बार अपने साथी नागरिकों का भरोसा तोड़ दें, तो आप फिर कभी उनका सत्कार और सम्मान नहीं पा सकेंगे।

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

मैं जो भी हूँ, या होने की आशा करता हूँ, उसका श्रेय मेरी माँ को जाता है।

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

Laughter can be used to sooth the mind and get rid of those awful thoughts.

Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower when I thought a flower would grow.

Life is hard but so very beautiful.

Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backward.

यदि आप एक बार अपने साथी का भरोसा तोड़ दें तो फिर कभी उनका सत्कार और सम्मान नहीं पा सकेंगे।

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

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

हमारा चरित्र पेड़ की तरह है। और हमारा चरित्र उसकी छाया की तरह। हम हमेशा छाया की और देखते है, जबकि असली चीज तो पेड़ है।

If you want your name to be remembered after your death either do something worth writing or write some thing worth reading.

The struggle of today, is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also.

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

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

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

मेहनत हमेशा धन से पहले और धन से स्वतंत्र है। धन तो मेहनत का केवल एकमात्र फल है। और अगर मेहनत नहीं की जाती तो ये कभी अस्तित्व में नहीं आता। मेहनत धन से बड़ी है, और उससे ज्यादा महत्व रखती है।

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

अमेरिका को कभी बाहर से नष्ट नहीं किया जा सकेगा। यदि हम लड़खड़ाते है और अपनी स्वतंत्रता खो देते है तो यह सिर्फ इसलिए होगा क्योंकि हम स्वयं अपने आप को नष्ट कर रहे है।

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.

मैं नहीं जानता मेरे दादाजी कौन थे; मेरा सारा ध्यान यह जानने में है की उनका पोता क्या होगा।

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

मैं तैयारी करूँगा और मेरा मौका आएगा।

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.

You cannot have the right to do what is wrong!

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

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

The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence. Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done to-day.

I do the very best I know how-the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end.

It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity.

How weak and fruitless must be any word of mine.

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

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

The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him.

One company can serve some of your needs all of the time, or all of your needs some of the time, but never both.

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

You cannot strengten the weak by weakening the strong.

जिस प्रकार मै गुलाम नहीं बन सकता, उसी प्रकार मै किसी गुलाम का मालिक भी नहीं बनना चाहता। यह सोच लोकतंत्र के सिद्धांत को दर्शाती है।

The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

If this country is ever demoralized, it will come from trying to live without work.

मै एक धीमी गति से चलता जरूर हूं, लेकिन कभी वापस नहीं चलता।

I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.

Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.

The Bible is not my book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

आप अधिक सम्बन्ध इस बात से नहीं है की आप असफल हुए, बल्कि इस बात से की आप अपनी असफलता से कितने संतुष्ट है।

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

अगर कुत्ते की पूँछ को पैर कहें, तो कुत्ते के कितने पैर हुए ? चार। पूछ को पैर कहने से वो पैर नहीं हो जाती।

Achievement has no color.

You can lose everything in life,but not dreams.

If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

मै जानता हूं वो किताबो में है। सच्चा दोस्त वो है जो मुझे ऐसी किताब लेकर दे, जो मैने अभी तक नहीं पड़ी।

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.

किसी वृक्ष को काटने के लिए आप मुझे छ: घंटे दीजिये और मैं पहले चार घंटे कुल्हाड़ी की धार तेज करने में लगाऊंगा।

Never do anything for anyone who can just as well do it themself

तुम जो भी हो, नेक बनो।

The worst thing you can do for anyone you care about is anything that they can do on their own.

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

एक दिन मैं राष्ट्रपति बनूंगा।

अगर आपको कोई महत्व नहीं देता है तो चिंता कीजिए, पर महत्व प्राप्त करने के लिए कोशिश जारी रखिए।

लगभग सभी व्यक्ति कठिनाई को झेल सकते है, पर अगर आपको उनका चरित्र जानना हो तो उन्हें शक्ति दे दीजिए।

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.

You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.

Nothing will divert me from my purpose.

Important principles may and must be inflexible.

Writing is the great invention of the world.

Resolve to be honest at all events; and if in your own judgment you cannot be an honest lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer.

If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.

पक्का कर लीजिए, आश्वस्त हो जाइये की आपके पैर सही जगह पर है। फिर डट कर खड़े रहिये।

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


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