What Would Abe Lincoln Do? 10 Quotes to Help You Decide

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February 15th, 2017


Abraham LincolnI am reading Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This study of Abraham Lincoln’s life and career provides a fascinating lesson in leadership and character. This morning the thought crossed my mind: what would Lincoln do in various business and life situations? Here are 10 quotes from the great President to help you decide:

  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
  • Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
  • Whatever you are, be a good one.
  • Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
  • 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.
  • We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
  • Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.
  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
  • You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Originally Posted on May 22, 2014 by John Scranton