Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 16th president, was born on February 12, 1809.  When I was young, Lincoln’s Birthday was honored as a special day.  Today, I think most people don’t remember February 12th as anything important.  I think President Lincoln was a great leader, one deserving of his own holiday and remembrance.

To remember President Lincoln on his special day, here are a few quotes:

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”

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

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”

“I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”



2 Responses to “Abraham Lincoln”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    Someone needs to show these quotes to President Obama!

  2. Doug Beecher Says:

    I agree with California Girl … and I was thinking about President Lincoln today myself and so was very pleasantly surprised to see your tribute to him — thank you!

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