Abraham Lincoln on leadership


lincoln_flickr_casually_cruelFebruary is Presidents Month and February 12 we celebrate the birthday of the 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln.

Terry and I recently went to watch the incredible movie, Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Fields.  

In honor of  this great leader, enjoy a few notable quotes from Abraham Lincoln on living, loving, leading, learning and leaving a legacy.  

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”

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

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

“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.”

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary, if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.”

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Happy Birthday President Lincoln! What would write on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday card?

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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