In my years working at Ford’s, I’ve enjoyed seeing the many ways that visitors and donors connect with President Lincoln’s words.
Hearing and reading Lincoln's words can have a profound impact on people – no matter what part of the country they are from, their age, or their gender.
These are 10 Lincoln quotes that have stood out to me throughout my time at Ford’s:
1. An age-old classic:
2. Some words of motivation:
3. A reminder of the generations to come:
4. Inspiration to do good:
5. A reminder of what’s important:
6. Appreciation for those who raised us:
7. On the importance of perseverance:
8. When you’re feeling grateful:
9. In remembrance of those who served:
10. One of Lincoln’s greatest hits:
With malice towards none, with charity for all... let us strive on to finish the work we are in.
-From Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, given March 4, 1865 (Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8, p. 333)
Which of these is your favorite? Vote on your favorite quote in our online poll and the top quotes will appear on our annual commemorative gift!
Diane Barber is Membership Manager at Ford’s Theatre. She loves sharing her passion for history with others, especially Ford’s Theatre Members.