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14 Abraham Lincoln Quotes That Are Truly Modern Rules to Live By

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by capslocked, Sep 7, 2015.

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    On the importance of waiting:
    "Nothing valuable can be lost by taking time."




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    On image:
    "What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."




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    On being influential:
    "If you would win a man to your cause first convince him that you are his sincere friend."




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    On making a difference:
    "I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."




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    On integrity:
    "I desire to so conduct the affairs of the administration that if, at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall have at least one friend left -- and that friend shall be down inside of me."




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    On flaws:
    "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."




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    On helping others:
    "To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own."




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    On giving advice:
    "He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help."




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    On leadership:
    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."




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    On the futility of arguing:
    "Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him."




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    On values:
    "I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him."




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    On persuasion:
    "When I'm getting ready to reason with a man I spend one third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say -- and two thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say."




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    On being an introvert:
    "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."




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    On perseverance:
    "The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me."



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