🎩 #AbesTweets4 – 10 Abraham Lincoln Quotes

Ironic Harper’s Weekly cartoon of Lincoln penning a note “All seems well here.”
It was published April 15, 1865 – the day he died.

In light of the current 🐦tweeter🐦 in the White House, this will be a weekly post of ten actual quotes by 🎩Abraham Lincoln🎩 in tweet form (yes, 140 character limit), and separated into #topics. The quotes are NOT altered to meet the 140 character limits.

All of these quotes are from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy P. Basler et al. with their references – date, occasion, volume/page, etc.

💭Imagine💭 if Lincoln used 📲Twitter!📲

Food for thought.



If we have no friends, we have no pleasure;


“Letter to Joshua Speed – February 25, 1842” From v.I:p.283.

A disbanded yeomanry cannot successfully meet an organized soldiery.


“Communication to the Readers of The Old Soldier – February 28, 1840.” From v.I:p.206.

we could not secure the good we did secure if we grasped for more


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.IIp.502.

as you have made up your organization upon principle, stand by it;


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.II:p.499.


The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do


“Fragment on Government – 1854(?).” From v.II:p.221.

From this it appears that if all men were just, there still would be some, though not so much, need of government.


“Fragment on Government – 1854(?).” From v.II:p.222.


You dont know what you are talking about, my friend. I am quite willing 2 answer any gentleman in the crowd who asks an intelligent question


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.II:p.491.

I am not master of language; I have not a fine education; I am not capable of entering into a disquisition upon dialectics…


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.II:p.492.

how exceedingly anxious he is at all times 2 seize upon anything and everything 2 persuade you that something he has done you did yourselves


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.II:p.498.


the same old serpent that says you work and I eat, you toil and I will enjoy the fruits of it.


“Speech at Chicago – July 10,1858.” From v.II:p. 501.

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