The Wise Words of Lincoln

253In honor of the 151st anniversary of Lincoln’s death earlier this month, I’ve pulled together a list of wise and witty sayings from our former president. Which is your favorite?

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

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

“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”

If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

“No man is poor who has a Godly mother.”

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”

“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”


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