All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower…

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All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” – Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, he was also a lawyer (albeit self taught) who helped free people who were in slavery. He was born in February on the 12 day in 1809 and died on April 15th, 1865.

These are some of the more famous words that were shared in the past by Abraham Lincoln, he was a well spoken and wise man.

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

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

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

I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

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

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

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 by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

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

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.

Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.

If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

 

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