Tuesday marks the 212th birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln, who was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, in 1809, won the 1860 election and took the office in March 1861. 

People often remember him for his efforts to abolish slavery, which led the country through the civil war, and changed its history forever. Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865, by John Wilkes Booth. He was fatally shot in the Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.

Here are 10 quotes, courtesy Good Reads, to remember him:

1. "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”

2. "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

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

4. “My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

5. “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.”

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

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

"There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes."

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

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

President Donald Trump looks at a portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the White House in August 2020 President Donald Trump looks at a portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the White House in August 2020 Photo: AFP / Brendan Smialowski