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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.
For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they like.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I might have.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
I think the authors of that notable instrument [the Declaration of Independence] intended to include all men.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
Your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
The power of hope upon human exertion, and happiness, is wonderful.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
You have confidence in yourself, which is valuable, if not an indispensable quality.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.