Today is Rev’s birthday, and in honor of his day I’m going to share quotes from our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln . . . someone he respects and admires.
Abraham Lincoln – Quotes
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguards of our liberties.”
“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”
“My dream is of a place and time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of the earth.”
“I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better.”
“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”
“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
“All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.”
“May the Almighty grant that the cause of truth, justice, and humanity, shall in no wise suffer at my hands.”
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak”
“To ease another’s heartache is to ease one’s own.”
Happy Birthday Rev!
I love you so much. Thank you for laughing with me . . . for blessing me in countless ways. You are my bucket list.