Abraham Lincoln’s Top 10 Fundamentals For A Great Life

I recently came across the Positivity Blog by Henrik Edberg and I love it! He has great content – one post I wanted to share is about one of my favorite leaders – Abraham Lincoln “Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” “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.” “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.” Even if you are not an American – as I
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Lincoln’s Letter To Son’s Teacher

Abraham Lincoln once wrote a letter to his son’s school teacher. It is very insightful. I hope you enjoy. He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero. That for every selfish politician, there is a dedicated leader. Teach him that for every enemy there is a friend. Steer him away from envy, if you can. Teach him the secret of quiet laughter. Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick. Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books. But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside. In the school teach him it is far honorable to fail than to cheat. Teach him to have
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