Friday, July 13, 2012

Random quotes from Lincoln.......

"As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great durable curse of the race."

"I believe it is the inalienable right of be happy or miserable at his own election and I for one make choice for the former alternative."

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

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."

"All rising to a great place is by a winding stair."

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

"Nothing valuable was ever lost by taking time."

"Work, work, work is the main thing."

"Property is desirable, and is a positive good in the world.  Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, this by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

"I don't believe in a law to prevent a man from getting rich; it would do more harm than good."

"Fearlessness for the right is a better thing than fearfulness for peace."

"I believe that - intoxicated with unbroken success - we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace - too proud to pray to the God that made us."

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