Abraham Lincoln opines…..

Abraham Lincoln Statue in Washington

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln successfully led his country through its greatest constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was mostly self-educated, and became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1840s. – Wikipedia

Lincoln is considered by many as the greatest president of the USA.

Did you know?

He came from a very poor background.

His education is very limited.  He called it deficient.  He taught himself to read and write.  And he read a LOT.

Lincoln suffered from depression.

His father used to hire Lincoln to their neighbours for labour and took every cent of what Lincoln earned.  During those time, the father gets everything his children earned before they are 21.  Apparently Lincoln recented this episode of his life.  He felt that it was a form of slavery that’s why he was so anti -slavery.

 


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
~Abraham Lincoln

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
– Abe Lincoln

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
-Abraham Lincoln


Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
– Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
– Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.
~Abraham Lincoln

That some achieve great success, is proof others can achieve it as well.
– Abraham Lincoln

We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.
– Abraham Lincoln
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“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
― Abraham Lincoln
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You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
– Abraham Lincoln

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