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 is your favorite Abraham Lincoln quote? Why?