A Life of Honour - 10 Quotes From Abraham Lincoln

By Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

While Abraham Lincoln led his country through a torturous civil war and decided to free the slaves of America, he lived a life full of hardship. His childhood love died at a very early age and he had a nervous breakdown the following year. He lost in his attempts to become a member of the House of Senate numerous times and lost his first bid for President...

Through his life, he forged an incredibly strong character and an ability to lead people with empathy and tact. Here are some quotes to inspire us to build strong characters in our lives...

On Character

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

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

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

"The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him."


On Achieving Goals 

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today."

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."


On Learning From Legends

"That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well."

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