Happy Birthday Mr. Abraham Lincoln! Yes, today is what would have been Honest Abe’s 206th birthday. We love Abe for his inspirational mindset, and contribution to the progression of the American Revolution. He had powerful speeches, and to no surprise as it was a gift that he had learned to perfect for many years. Not to mention, he was quite the handsome guy. Besides the unfortunate event of his assassination, what else do you guys know about President Lincoln? We’ve got some inspirational quotes that may give you a glimpse into what kind of person he was. Stick around and check out his words of wisdom:
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Quite simple a phrase, you choose your happiness.
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” Yes! Practice stepping into others’ shoes.
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” That’s right Mr. President, failures are all part of the journey – How will you choose to react to your failures, and take what you’ve learned to the next?
“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Yep, watch what you say, and say what you mean! Words are quite powerful.
“I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.” Ignorance is not bliss, however, silence is.
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” No one’s knockin’ your hustle, just make sure you’re doing it well!
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Hm. We never thought about it that way, Abe! Nice!
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Don’t believe everything you hear – Go find out for yourself what it is that you are curious about, and make your own mind up.
“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” Ah yes, always passing on the knowledge and teaching each other new things – That is a true friendship.
“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” Amen, brother!
What are some other inspirational Abraham Lincoln quotes that you like? Leave us a comment below!
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