• PG-13, 2 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Steven Spielberg
    In Theaters:
    Nov 16, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 26, 2013
  • Dreamworks Pictures

Lincoln Quotes

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    1. Edwin Stanton: You're going to tell one of your stories! I can't stand to hear another one of your stories!
    – Submitted by Peter A (17 days ago)
    1. Mary Todd Lincoln: You have always taken such a lively, even prosecutorial, interest in my household accounts.
    2. Thaddeus Stevens: Well, that's because you're household accounts have always been so interesting.
    – Submitted by Jared B (5 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: The fate of human decency is in our hands!
    – Submitted by Alexandria P (11 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: Trust? Gentlemen, you seem to have forgotten that our chosen career is politics.
    – Submitted by Ahmed A (11 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: Trust? Gentlemen, you seem to have forgotten that our chosen career is politics.
    – Submitted by Caesar M (13 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Euclid's first common notion is this: "Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other."
    – Submitted by Mahesh W (13 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: You're an engineer. You must know Euclid's axioms and common notions. I never had much of schooling but I read Euclid in an old book I borrowed. Little ever found in its way in here, but once learnt it stayed learnt.
    – Submitted by Mahesh W (13 months ago)
    1. Edwin Stanton: A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?
    – Submitted by M'hamed D (14 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into?
    – Submitted by M'hamed D (14 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: [knock on his door] It opens!
    – Submitted by Daniel R (14 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: I am the President of the United States clothed with immense power. You will procure me these votes.
    – Submitted by Jacob H (15 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then to me.
    – Submitted by Karen M (15 months ago)
    1. Mary Todd Lincoln: You think I'm ignorant of what you're up to because you haven't discussed this scheme with me as you ought to have done? When have I ever been so easily bamboozled? I believe you when you insist that amending the Constitution and abolishing slavery will end this war. And since you're sending my son into the war, woe to you if you fail to pass the amendment.
    – Submitted by Ken C (15 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Do you think we choose the times into which we are born? Or do we fit the times we are born into?
    – Submitted by Ken C (15 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: You claim you can trust them. But you know what the people are. You know the inner compass that should direct the soul toward justice has ossified in white men and women, north and south, unto utter uselessness though tolerating the evil of slavery. White people cannot bear the thought of sharing this country's infinite abundance with Negroes.
    2. Abraham Lincoln: A compass, I learnt when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and dessert and chasm that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?
    – Submitted by Ken C (15 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Euclid's first common notion is this: Things which are equal to the same things are equal to each other. That's a rule of mathematical reasoning and its true because it works - has done and always will do. In his book Euclid says this is self evident. You see there it is even in that 2000 year old book of mechanical law it is the self evident truth that things which are equal to the same things are equal to each other.
    – Submitted by Ken C (15 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Buzzards' guts, man!
    – Submitted by Shalom L (16 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: None of those fathers have been able to say I am commander and chief!
    – Submitted by Lucas B (16 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Slavery, sir, is done.
    – Submitted by Natalie H (16 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Well, I guess it's time for me to go, but I'd really prefer to stay.
    – Submitted by Victor U (16 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: How can I hold that all men are created equal when here before me stands stinking the moral carcass of the gentleman from Ohio? Proof that some men are inferior. Endowed by their maker with dim wits, impermeable to reason, with cold pallid slime in their veins instead of hot red blood. You are more reptile than man George, so low and flat that the foot of man is incapable of crushing you.
    – Submitted by Timothy R (16 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: I must make my decisions, Bob must make his, you yours and bear what we must, hold and carry what we must. What I carry within me - you must allow me to do it, alone, as I must - and you alone Mary, you alone may lighten this burden or render it intolerable as you choose.
    – Submitted by Timothy R (16 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: Would Mr. Wood conclude his interminable gabble? Some of us breathe oxygen and we find the mephitic fumes of his oratory a lethal challenge to our pulmonary capabilities.
    – Submitted by Timothy R (16 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: [walks in]
    2. W.N. Bilbo: Well I'll be fucked.
    – Submitted by William C (17 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: No sight can make an Englishman shit quicker than the sight of George Washington.
    – Submitted by Brad H (17 months ago)
    1. William Seward: It's ither the amendment or this confederate peace, you can not have both.
    – Submitted by Zane M (17 months ago)
    1. Thaddeus Stevens: Abraham Lincoln has asked us to work with him to accomplish the death of slavery.
    – Submitted by Zane M (17 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Shall we stop this bleeding?
    – Submitted by Alex K (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: We are stepped out upon the world stage now, with the fate of human dignity in our hands. Blood's been spilled to afford us this moment! Now, now, now!
    – Submitted by Alex K (18 months ago)
    1. Mary Todd Lincoln: No one ever been loved so much by the people, Don't waste that power!
    – Submitted by Zane M (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Do we chose to be born? Or do we fit into the times where born into?
    – Submitted by Zane M (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: I am the President of the United States of America... clothed in immense power!
    – Submitted by Typhon Q (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: [from trailer] Shall we stop this bleeding?
    – Submitted by Mikey W (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: This settles the fate for all coming time. Not only of the millions now in bondage, but of unborn millions to come. Shall we stop this bleeding?
    – Submitted by Typhon Q (18 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
    – Submitted by Fred R (20 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: Four score 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.
    – Submitted by Facebook U (22 months ago)
    1. Abraham Lincoln: With malice toward none, with charity for all.
    – Submitted by Facebook U (22 months ago)

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