According to this page and 2800+ others, Abraham Lincoln said:
“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” (sic)
I could not find a source. Did Abraham Lincoln say it, or is it just someone that attributed it to him?
Given its simplicity and popularity (currently over 9000 results on Google, including the correct "than" version), there should be a reputable source for the quote. I am still unable to locate one, so the answer is most likely: No, Abraham Lincoln did not say that.